Data Breaches Common
It may be hard to believe, but data breaches are far more common than we’d like to admit or realize. In fact, in the last decade there have been at least 11 high profile data breaches in the US. This includes Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. These are retail stores that millions of consumers shop at every year. Consumers just like you and I.
Data Breaches are a large percentage of Consumer Fraud Incidences
A research study performed by Javelin Strategy & Research indicates that data breaches are a huge cause of the overall fraudulent cases.
What can you do to protect yourself? As soon as you hear about a data breach and you think that it could affect you; contact the company immediately. Find out all the details about the breach. Keep a close eye on your credit card activity. Change all passwords.
If you find that you are in fact a victim of fraud, contact an attorney immediately. The attorneys at Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. can help to minimize the risk. We can help put a fraud alert on your credit history.
Call our team right away to talk about how to clean your name and your accounts.