STUDENT BOOKSTORE DATA BREACH & UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES
Nearly a month ago, a bookstore close to East Carolina University detected and repaired a data breach. Since then, unauthorized charges are continuing to post to East Carolina University students’ bank accounts. Some students fear the breach and financial loss will cause them to lose their financial aid.
Higher One distributes financial aid monies to students at East Carolina and many other universities across the country. Students can receive the money through a Higher One debit card, or they can choose to receive a paper check or have the money deposited into a separate checking account. Boyd says his financial aid money was on his Higher One card, which was compromised during UBE’s security breach. He says he’s contacted Higher One, and was told it could take up to 90 days to get his money back – a problem because he lives off his financial aid money.
HAVE YOU RECEIVED A BREACH NOTIFICATION LETTER? DO YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT? CONTACT IDENTITY THEFT LAWYER MICAH ADKINS FOR A FREE ID THEFT PACKET.