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Chase Announces Unemployment Info May Have Been Exposed

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(WLNS) - Chase Bank warns that Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) debit card information may have been seen by an unauthorized party on the bank's server. Chase debit cards are one option for unemployment benefits.

Chase says the issue was detected on September 17, 2013. The bank notified the UIA of the incident on December 3, 2013.

For those who accessed Chase Bank's website between mid-July and mid-September, about 8,500 UIA debit card users may have been affected.

The personal information that could have been exposed includes social security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, home and e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Chase will send out letters by e-mail to each customer affected.

ITAC Sentinel Plus credit monitoring service is offered and suggested for cardholders affected. The credit monitoring service, provided at Chase's expense will be free for the first two years.

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