(update) NC: U.B.E. breach victims total continues to climb

Jackie Drake reports:

Greenville Police are handling at least 100 complaints so far from East Carolina University students who say they lost money after their accounts were compromised in a recent security breach at the University Book Exchange.

The breach is believed to have occurred between Jan. 5 and Jan. 25 and the case is under a comprehensive forensic investigation, according to U.B.E. owner Don Edwards.

Students who shopped at U.B.E. began reporting missing funds in recent weeks after noticing suspicious transactions in their bank accounts, most of those being university-issue debit accounts.

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The majority of the fraudulent transactions have occurred for students with accounts issued by a company called Higher One that provides financial aid account services for ECU.

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