30,000 customers to receive new debit cards from Redstone Federal Credit Union

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - If you bank with Redstone Federal Credit Union, you may have received a letter recently.  The letter says you'll be receiving a new debit card, following the Wendy's restaurant breach.

The credit union, based right here in Huntsville, has more than 380,000 members. It's one of the 25 largest credit unions in the nation. The bank is now taking precautions for some 30,000 customers.

"This is because of a breach that happened with Wendy's restaurants," said Patricia Lloyd, community relations coordinator for Redstone Federal Credit Union.

Wendy's announced the hacks back in July. The company said it didn't know how many customers had their data compromised. However, it did say the issue started sometime in the fall of 2015.

"We are currently reissuing those cards currently. This does not mean, however, that your account has been hacked," said Lloyd.

The credit union wants to be proactive. It wants to make sure fraudulent activity doesn't show up on your account.

"If you have a card now, continue to use that one. You'll be getting a new one. We will not leave you without an active card," said Lloyd.

Once you get the new card, your old one will be inactive. The cards will arrive by mail in mid December.

Redstone Federal Credit Union tells WHNT News 19 each card contains a chip. Experts say that adds an extra layer of security.

"We are certainly working around the clock, to keep up with the technology, to make sure we are ahead of the game," said Lloyd.

The credit union said the new cards only involve the Wendy's breach. No other large hacks have been recently reporter.

More than a thousand Wendy's restaurants were targets. We checked, and almost a dozen of them were in the Tennessee Valley.