On December 19, 2019, Wawa announced it experienced a data security breach whereby malware affected customer payment card information at potentially all Wawa locations. Wawa identified the malware on December 10, 2019 and by December 12, 2019, it was contained. We recommend that you read the official notice of this data security breach on Wawa's website in its entirety for full details and information.
As a local bank, we understand that there are hundreds of Wawa locations in our immediate service area as well as in the surrounding areas that we serve. As a result, it is a popular chain that may be frequented by many of our customers. That's why we felt it was important to provide you with information and resources to keep you informed about this incident. Here are some additional steps that we encourage you to take to further protect your account information:
- Read and follow the instructions provided in the official notice posted by Wawa.
- Review your transactions and account information carefully and often using online or mobile banking. If you notice any discrepancies, contact a member of our Customer Service team immediately.
- Sign up for Visa Purchase Alerts. Click here to learn more.
We take the security of our customers' information very seriously and are closely monitoring this situation to determine next steps, if necessary. We will continue to review all transactions and utilize the procedures we have in place to take all the steps we can to prevent fraudulent activity from occurring. We will notify any affected customers as soon as possible as needed. If you have any questions about the Wawa data security breach, please contact us as soon as possible.
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