News Alert: Hackers steal millions of credit card numbers
The story: Recent news reports stated that hackers stole approximately 1.5 million credit card numbers from a payment processing company called Global Payments. These companies work as “middle men” between banks and retailers. All major brands of credit cards, including MasterCard and Visa, were likely affected. Global Payments claims that hackers did not steal cardholders’ names, addresses or Social Security numbers. Law enforcement officials are investigating the data breach.
Consumer Affairs suggests: You should always review your bank and credit card statements but you should pay closer attention after a data breach like this.
If you see a charge or payment you did not make, report it to your bank or credit card company right away. You are not responsible for charges you did not make.
If you want more protection, you can:
- Close your account and open a new one.
- Put a fraud alert on your credit report.
April 4, 2012
Settlement brings refunds to some LCD purchasers
Did you buy an LCD computer, TV, phone, etc. between 1999 and 2006? Then you might qualify for a refund from a price-fixing class action lawsuit settlement. You can file your claim and get more information at www.lcdclass.com. You can also call (855) 225-1886, or write to LCD Class, P.O. Box 8025, Faribault, MN, 55021-9425. The information is available in Spanish here.
Feb. 24, 2012
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