Some Chase Unemployment Benefit Cards Hacked

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Chase bank says users of its card for unemployment benefits may have had their personal information hacked.

The state offers debit cards from Chase as one option for people receiving unemployment benefits.

The bank says it discovered the breach of its information in mid-September. It fixed the issue and notified law enforcement.

An estimated 8,500 people who used their cards between mid-July and when the problem was discovered are affected.

The personal information that may have been exposed includes social security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, home and e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

Both Chase and the state are notifying card holders.

Affected customers are being urged to join the credit monitoring service ITAC Sentinel Plus being offered at Chase's expense. You can enroll online at or by calling 1-866-746-4253.

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