Harrisburg Woman's Bank Account Drained
WSIL-- The Target data breach has turned a victim's life upside down. She learned Saturday that her account was compromised, despite having changed her pin number days before.
This victim says she did everything she was told to do, but a phone call shattered any illusions of safety. Fraudulent charges were detected on her account, from another country. Now she wants to help others avoid the same fate.
"I have no idea what to do," Kim Leonberger said.
The single mother of two has never been a frequent Target customer, but during the holiday season she shopped once with her child support debit card.
"I thought debit cards were a better way to go you know," she explained
She was wrong, and says changing her pin number wasn't enough.
"Within an hour, I got the phone call saying this is the fraud department; you need to contact your debit card holder," added Leonberger.
Saturday afternoon, thieves stole $1,400 from her bank account at three different ATM's in Great Britain.
"It was four minutes, who had time to flag anything?" she wondered.
Leaving the account with a balance of just $6.
"I have to pay bills for the next two or three months on just my income and I have two kids at home," she said.
Her bank said it will take 45-60 days to reverse the charges, but she's worried the worst is yet to come.
"They went in and rechanged my card number," Leonberger shared.
In order to access her account over the phone, Kim says she must give her social security number. So she worries the hackers have more than just the pin.
"I need a credit report every week every day for the next four to five years, the rest of my life. You know, to know what they're going to do with all of my personal information," she worried.
Kim's left with more questions than answers. The bank couldn't say how the hackers were able to change the pin. She hopes others will be saved from the same fate by cancelling their cards immediately.
"It's a lot bigger than what they're saying," Leonberger said.
From now on, she'll use cash while shopping. We reached out to Target for comment multiple times, but have not heard back.
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