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Protect yourself and your money by staying on top of the latest fraud scams. This page includes a sampling of the most recent scams in circulation. Fraud changes constantly, so please check back regularly as this page will be updated.

12/26/13 - Target Stores Data Breach: Important Customer Service Notice

On Thursday, December 19, Target stores alerted their customers of the potential for debit and credit card fraud as a result of a data compromise from purchases made in their U.S. stores between November 27 through December 15. According to current information provided by Target the compromise did not impact purchases made online.

For your protection:

- We monitor your accounts for fraud with state of the art fraud protection measures. If we believe your account is at risk for fraud, we will reissue the card. Fraud does not have to occur on your account for us to use these measures on your behalf. We will take proactive steps to help minimize the potential for fraud and protect our customers.

- All Union Bank debit and ATM cards carry Zero Liability protection, which means you are not liable for unauthorized transactions.###DISCLAIMER:2_0 Zero Liability Fraud Alert###

- We encourage you to monitor your accounts in Online Banking and Mobile Banking and let us know immediately if you notice fraudulent transactions by calling the number on the back of your card. Additionally, you can set up proactive alerts to track your account activity.

At this time, you do not need to contact Union Bank to learn if you've been impacted. Unless you suspect fraudulent activity on your account, you can continue using your Union Bank debit or ATM card knowing that we are always working to help protect your financial information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the number on your card or statement.

2/20/2013 - DEA Warns Public of Extortion Scam by DEA Special Agent Impersonators Scheme

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public about criminals posing as DEA special agents or other law enforcement personnel as part of an international extortion scheme. The criminals are very convincing and may have come across the information from recently revealed computer hacking of Western Union and/or Money Gram. Because of the information obtained from the computer hacking, the criminals have historical information about the victims which make the scheme even more believable.

The criminals call the victims (who in most cases previously purchased pharmaceuticals over the internet or by telephone) and identify themselves as DEA agents or law enforcement officials from other agencies. The impersonators inform their victims that purchasing pharmaceuticals over the internet or by telephone is illegal, and that enforcement action will be taken against them unless they pay a fine. In most cases, the impersonators instruct their victims to pay the "fine" via wire transfer to a designated location, usually overseas. If victims refuse to send money, the impersonators often threaten to arrest them or search their property. Some victims who purchased their pharmaceuticals using a credit card also reported fraudulent use of their credit cards.

Impersonating a federal agent is a violation of federal law. The public should be aware that no DEA agent will ever contact members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment.

The DEA reminds the public to use caution when purchasing controlled substance pharmaceuticals by telephone or through the Internet. It is illegal to purchase controlled substance pharmaceuticals online or by telephone unless very stringent requirements are met. And, all pharmacies that dispense controlled substance pharmaceuticals by means of the lnternet must be registered with DEA. By ordering any pharmaceutical medications online or by telephone from unknown entities, members of the public risk receiving unsafe, counterfeit, and/or ineffective drugs from criminals who operate outside the law. In addition, personal and financial information could be compromised

Report Extortion Scam to the DEA at 1-877-792-2873

Union Bank customers should report any fraudulent transaction(s) on their accounts, related to this scam or any other, to Union Bank at 1-800-238-4486 or in any Union Bank branch
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