BBB Tip: Beware of the Data Breach

  
     
September 08, 2017

Better Business Bureau has some suggestions for consumers concerned that their credit or debit cards may have been compromised by a data breach.

  1. Stay calm. Consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers.
  2. Check with the website of the company that was breached for the latest information. Type the company name directly into your browser. Do NOT click on a link from an email or social media message.
  3. If a credit card has been compromised, you will likely hear from the bank or card-issuer first. If you have questions, call the customer service number on your card.

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About the Better Business Bureau (BBB):

For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 225 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 167 million businesses and Charity Reports on 3.6 million charities, all available for free at bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 112 local, independent BBBs across North America, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving the Upstate of South Carolina was founded in 1982 and serves 10 counties, including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization's high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities. For more information, call (864) 242-5052 or visit www.upstatesc.bbb.org.