Advice following Sheffield Credit Union data breach

Date published: 07 May 2018 11:17

We are aware that Sheffield Credit Union have released information regarding a cyber-attack on their members’ data.

Letters have been sent to all members from the Credit Union and anyone who thinks they may have been effected by this should contact Sheffield Credit Union in the first instance.

If you think there has been unauthorised activity in your bank account, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, not 101.

South Yorkshire Police are working with Action Fraud and Sheffield Credit Union to actively investigate the wider data breach, however concerns around any crimes committed should be reported to Action Fraud.

Whilst at this stage there is nothing to suggest anyone has access to customer accounts, we’d advise people to monitor their bank and credit report for any unusual activity and report anything suspicious to Action Fraud.

People are advised to be vigilant of any unusual letters, calls, text messages or emails over the coming weeks which could be possible phishing attempts.

Support and Advice

The following websites have some useful advice on how you can reduce your chances of being a victim of cyber-crime;