First Community Bank is taking measures to protect your debit card account from fraudulent transactions due to the Home Depot Data Breach. To circumvent losses to you and to the Bank, we will automatically close a debit card account when notification has been received the card has been compromised. An attempt will be made to contact you prior to closing your debit card. A new debit card and PIN will be mailed to you separately within 7 to 10 business days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On September 8, the Home Depot confirmed the massive breach of credit and debit card data at its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer said the breach extends back as far as April. If you have used your credit or debit card at Home Depot, First Community Bank recommends you closely monitor your credit card and debit card account for fraudulent transactions.
First Community Bank has taken measures as protection against current from fraudulent non-PIN based debit card transactions processed in the state of Texas. All non-PIN based debit card transactions processed in the state of Texas have been blocked. All PIN based debit card transactions will be processed.
Debit Card transactions used for payments over the phone or the Internet and processed in the state of Texas will be blocked. Please contact a First Community Bank location if you need a payment processed immediately using your debit card. The block will be temporarily removed to process the payment. The block will be placed back on the card once the transaction has processed. A Bank Representative can also provide you with other options available to assist in electronic payments.
Please contact a First Community Bank location if you are living and working in the state of Texas. There are Options available to assist you in the use of your debit card without interruption.