Chase opens some branches for affected customers Sunday

Chase opens some branches for affected customers Sunday
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ATLANTA - Chase is keeping some of its branches open Sunday, following an announcement that it was putting some temporary restrictions on debit cards affected by Target's security breach.

The bank contacted about 2 million affected debit card members Saturday and said they would be limited to a maximum of $100 cash withdrawals and $300 in purchases per day. Less than 10 percent of Chase customers are affected, said spokeswoman Kristin Lemkau.The limits will be in place until Chase replaces the cards.

Local branches are said to be open Sunday, December 22nd to help customers. Chase has said they will notify at-risk cardholders directly, and urge customers to monitor online bank activity.

Target on Thursday said data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The stolen data included customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip found on the backs of cards. Chase debit, Liquid and credit cards were also identified as at risk because of Target's security breach.