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Target Corporation Security Breach

Target Corporation recently announced a data security breach of debit and credit cards used for purchases at Target stores between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013. The compromised data includes customer name, debit or credit card number, card expiration date, and the CVV (three-digit security code).

First State Bank and Trust is aware of this breach and is actively monitoring the situation as it develops. We have received a list of customers that may be affected by this breach and will be communicating directly with affected customers with further instructions and information. As always, our Fraud Center monitors all card transactions and will notify us of any unusual or suspicious activity.

Please note, this was a data security breach that originated at Target Corporation. First State Bank and Trust holds security in the highest regard and is taking these proactive safeguards to protect you as our customer. Our internal networks remain unaffected by this breach and our staff is continuously monitoring our internal data systems to protect your information.

Please continue to be diligent about monitoring your First State Bank and Trust accounts for any unusual or suspicious activity. If you see any unusual or suspicious activity on your accounts, please contact us directly at 651.439.5195.

Further information can be obtained at Target's website:




First State Bank and Trust holds security in the highest regard. All of our Internet Banking features are run over secure connections and data is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Internet Banking feature of our web site requires you to use a 128-bit encryption browser. For security reasons, we do not specify our exact security measures, but we want to make sure you feel secure when doing your banking online.

First State Bank and Trust will never ask for your password, account number or other personal information over the phone, text message or by email.  We will never send unsolicited email containing attachments.


Phishing scams try to trick you into giving away your passwords, account numbers and other personal information. It is up to you to protect your password and account information.

  • Never provide your personal information in response to an unsolicited request over the phone or email
  • Never provide your password or account number in response to an unsolicited request over the phone or email
  • Immediately report suspicious phone calls, emails, webpages