Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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Hundreds of thousands statewide have signed up for credit monitoring, and while that protects your credit, it doesn't monitor your bank account also compromised in the state's breach.
"The credit reporting does not interface with banking accounts," said South Carolina Bankers Association President Fred Green, III.
South Carolina's banks are setting up a network to watch for suspicious activity and stop it before accounts are cleaned out.
Calls have flooded the phone banks at the Department of Consumer Affairs.
"What we've been saying so far, is monitor, monitor, monitor, " said Carri Grube Lybarker, Esq. of the DCA. "Of course make sure that you're looking at your checking account, that your balancing your book, that you're looking at the statement coming in."
But should you change your account number, just to be safe? The South Carolina Bankers Association says no, pointing out your account information is on every check you write. If your account is breached, the good news is, the bank's liable.
"There would be some affidavit that you would have to sign that attests that it is fraudulent, you're not aware of it and then the bank would start their research," said Green.
If proven fraudulent, the bank should re-deposit that amount in your account and the bank is the one who's short if they can't get the money back which is why they're working on an early detection, early reporting system statewide.
"They would just share examples of potential fraud, check fraud," said Green.
That would keep others from falling victim. If you want some peace of mind by changing your account, it could be a lot of work for you.
"If your payroll is tied to that account and it's automatically deposited," said Green. "If you're receiving social security and it's automatically deposited, the client would have to contact their employer, Social Security Administration or whoever is originating those direct deposits."
Most banks won't charge you a fee to switch to a new account number, but it will cost you for new checks on that account.
Typically banks will give you up to two months to recognize and report a fraudulent charge or withdrawal from your account, which is why they encourage you to check your statement every time you receive one.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>