So you would think that a bank would be willing to replace a debit card, at no cost, when the card is part of the Great Target Credit Card fiasco. Well you would be wrong if you have +PNC Bank
. PNC is recommending that its customers NOT get a new card and just wait and see what happens, and check you account daily for fraudulent charges.
Needless to say this doesn't seem logical to me since I know from several security news sites that the cards from Target are actively being sold in the darker corners of the internet. So rather than wait and hope my hard earned money doesn't disappear without my approval, I called PNC and requested a new card. Much to my surprise, PNC wanted me to pay $7.50 per card to get a new card.
Something about this just seems WRONG!!! PNC would rather wait and deal with unauthorized charges and upset customers than send out new cards to their customers. Then when a customer wants to safeguard their money, PNC wants to charge them to do so.
So as of Friday I will be closing all of my PNC accounts and taking my business to a bank that takes a more proactive approach to fraud prevention.http://content.pncmc.com/live/pnc/microsite/social/updatecenter/index.html