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October 26, 2012

ALERT: SC Taxpayer Info Compromised

Today, the SC Department of Revenue (SCDOR) announced there was a security breach within their system. The extent of the breach is estimated to have affected 3.6 million social security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers.   
 
In response to this announcement of the SCDOR breach, the state is offering 1-year of identity theft protection and credit monitoring free of charge. To enroll, go to www.protectmyID.com/SCDOR and enter the activation code SCDOR123. You can also call 1-866-578-5422. In addition, the SCDOR is encouraging you to change your online passwords as well as put fraud alerts and a security freeze on your credit report.
 
SCBT would like you to know that we take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We currently have a system that monitors your debit card for unusual activity.
 
If you are currently a member of our STAR Club and signed up for the Triple-Bureau Credit Alerts, your social security number and credit report are being monitored.
 
Did you use your debit or credit card to pay your taxes? 
 
DEBIT CARD
 
If the answer is no, then it is unlikely that your card has been compromised through this particular breach. 
 
If yes, please call your local banker or 1-800-277-2175 to have your card cancelled and a new one reissued. 
 
CREDIT CARD
 
If the answer is no, then it is unlikely that your card has been compromised through this particular breach. 
 
If yes, you can call élan, our credit card provider directly at 1-800-523-5354 or visit your local branch for personal assistance.

If you have further concerns, please contact your local banker or SCBT at 1-800-277-2175. 

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