Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft – SCDOR Breach Information

In October, the South Carolina Department of Revenue learned that it was the victim of a cyber attack in mid-September. Because of this criminal hack, South Carolina residents who have paid state taxes since 1998 may have had their personal information compromised.

We at Tidelands Bank are monitoring the situation closely. The SC Department of Revenue has provided us the account numbers which were part of this breach. Please be advised that you will receive a notification letter from us if your account information was compromised. As always,  we advise you to watch your account(s) regularly and report any suspicious activity to us immediately at (888) 877-8433. Should you have further concerns, please contact your Personal Banker at your local branch.

Rest assured, your information is secure at Tidelands Bank We have made significant investments in our state-of-the-art firewall protection and taken other security measures to prevent the unauthorized access to our customers’ personal data.

Further, bank customers that are South Carolina taxpayers should go to the Department of Revenue website, www.sctax.org/security.htm to learn more about free credit protection DOR and Experian are offering to all South Carolina taxpayers. For those without Internet access, they can call the Department of Revenue at 1-866-578-5422 to get protection. Remember, this is only credit protection and does not apply to deposit and savings accounts.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are confident in both our infrastructure and personnel, but we also understand that this breach of the state’s database has caused understandable anxiety.