In the wake of the latest possible data breach, this one at home improvements giant Home Depot, Better Business Bureau offers the following suggestion for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a retail or online data breach.
6. For those who shopped at the retailer with a debit card:
7. Beware of scammers who may purport to be from the retailer, your bank or your credit card issuer, telling you that your card was compromised and suggesting actions to “fix” the problem. Phishing emails may attempt to fool you into providing your credit card information or ask you to click on a link or open an attachment, which can download malware designed to steal your identity.
For all businesses that collect customer information:
Reproduced with permission from the Better Business Bureau – September 2014 Bulletin