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Midland deactivates customer debit cards

PRINCETON — Customers of Midland States Bank in Princeton will be issued new debit cards after their original debit cards were deactivated this week.

The following statement was issued Tuesday morning by Midland States Bank:

"During the past week, Midland States Bank identified possible debit card fraud from a large retail establishment in Northern Illinois. The bank took swift action to identify Midland States Bank debit cards used at this retail establishment that could have had their card number compromised and chose to deactivate these cards, including some debit cards of customers in Princeton."

On Tuesday, Sharon Schaubert, senior vice president of banking services for Midland States Bank, said it appears a large retail establishment has had some type of breach of information potentially affecting the debit cards of Midland States Bank and other financial institutions used at this establishment.

"In order to protect our Midland customers, the bank deactivated selected debit cards on Monday which may have had their card numbers compromised," Schaubert said. "We are reaching out to these customers to let them know a new card has been ordered for them."

Affected customers will have their new debit cards within a few days, Schaubert said.

"We don't want customers to be concerned about the safety of their accounts," Schaubert said. "We did this to give them confidence that we are watching out for them and protecting them of any potential fraud."

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