St. Louis-based Midwest BankCentre warns customers of breach -

St. Louis-based Midwest BankCentre warns customers of breach

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By John Bailey By John Bailey


ST. LOUIS—A St. Louis-area bank chain says a security breach has exposed personal information of more than 100 customers.

Midwest BankCentre says on its website that personal information from 109 loan applications were exposed. The bank learned of the breach late Monday. The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating.

Midwest BankCentre operates seven branches. The bank is contacting affected customers and offering free identity theft protection.

The bank says it has hired forensics investigators to find the source of the breach.

Schnucks Markets Inc. of suburban St. Louis is also dealing with fallout from a security breach. In that case, customer credit cards and debit cards were billed with fraudulent charges.

Midwest BankCentre says customers who have questions, can call either 314-631-5500 or 1-800-894-1350.

Potential identity theft victims should also request a fraud alert with the credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion

Check your bank statements and request a credit report to ensure no one has used your information to steal from your accounts, or open a new line of credit in your name.


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