Santander Takes Extra Precautions to Protect Debit and Credit Card Customers Impacted by Data Breach at Target

Dec 23, 2013, 17:45 ET from Santander Bank, N.A.

BOSTON, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To protect customers who used their Santander and Sovereign branded debit and credit cards at Target between November 27 and December 15 when the retailer experienced a data breach, Santander Bank, N. A. today announced it is lowering the daily limits on cash withdrawals and purchases on these cards.

Santander is taking these precautions to protect its customers' accounts from fraud. The Bank is monitoring these accounts for suspicious activity and is issuing new cards to impacted customers.

Santander is encouraging customers to monitor their accounts and report transactions they do not recognize. Customers are reminded that there is zero liability for unauthorized purchases made without a PIN when Santander is promptly notified.

Customers can view their account online at or via mobile banking. Customers who have questions can contact the telephone number on the back of their card. Due to the Christmas holiday, the Customer Contact Center will have limited service starting on the afternoon of December 24 through the morning of December 26.

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Santander Bank, N.A. is a top 25 retail bank in the United States by deposits, with a presence in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander's 9,571 employees serve the financial goals of American consumers and businesses through its 706 branches and 2,084 ATMs. Headquartered in Boston, Santander is supervised by the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller and is FDIC insured under its legal name, Santander Bank, N.A. Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of the Santander Group, a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander in the United States, visit or call 877-768-2265.

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