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Midwest BankCentre Warns of Security Breach

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AFP/Getty/ Paul Richard

AFP/Getty/ Paul Richard

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Just as Schnucks suggests its security breach has been fixed, customers at a local bank now have to worry about their personal information being leaked.

Customers of Midwest BankCentre, formerly known as Lemay Bank, have been put on alert: a security breach Monday means personal information of some customers has been exposed.

In a statement, a bank spokesman said they were aware of the breach late Monday afternoon. “At this early stage of the investigation, Midwest BankCentre knows of 109 loan applicants who have had personal information exposed,” the company said in a statement.

  • Midwest BankCentre taking calls tonight about the security breach. You can call either number 314-631-5500 or 1-800-894-1350.

Midwest BankCentre said it has contacted the Secret Service, which is investigating, and has engaged a forensic team to find out how it happened. The bank has contacted all affected members and is offering them free identity theft protection.

At the end of March, the bank started requiring a PIN for debit transactions of more than $100 in Missouri, and a PIN for every transaction outside of the state. A statement from a Midwest BankCentre spokesman said it was due to recent fraudulent debit card activity in the area which occurred at the same time as the security breach at Schnucks.

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