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All of your accounts and card transactions are monitored and secured by Proponent 24/7. However, when you make a purchase your payment data information is temporarily stored by the retailer. If that retailer, or if another one of your financial insitutions, experiences a data breach your personal informartion may be compromised.
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When you make a purchase using a card, your payment data information is temporarily stored by the retailer. If that retailer experiences a data breach, this may cause your card to be compromised. Financial institutions can also fall victim to data breaches. Customers of the following retailers and financial institutions had their information exposed due to recent data breaches.
A data breach is a security violation which results in sensitive, protected or confidential data being copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an unauthorized individual. In the case of retailer data breaches, this often includes unauthorized access to payment card data.
Don't panic, as your advocate, we've put together a guide to navigating any recent credit card breach. Here are some steps you can take to monitor your credit report.
Monitor Your Account
Log in to Digital Banking and review your statement for suspicious charges.
Check Credit Report
Free annually at annualcreditreport.com (beware of “fake” free credit report sites)
Placed by credit bureaus, will set up PIN for credit report access by lenders
Placed by credit bureaus, will require permission for lenders to open new accounts
Identity Theft Protection
Services are available including Triple Bureau Credit Monitoring
Enroll in SMS Guardian and receive text message alerts helping you to quickly identify possible fraudulent transactions. With SMS Guardian, you’ll receive a text message alert anytime your card is used Internationally, for any transactions over $100, for transactions where the card is not present, for usage out of state, and for any declined authorizations.