- What to do if you suspect your financial or personal information has been compromised
If you detect suspicious activity on any of your payment card accounts, report it to your bank immediately. You are not responsible for fraudulent charges on your credit card or debit card that are reported in a timely manner.
If you have reason to believe that your personal information is otherwise being misused, report it to local police, file a police report with and notify the three national credit reporting agencies: 1) Equifax: 877-478-7625 or www.equifax.com; 2) Experian: 888-397-3742 or www.experian.com; 3) TransUnion: 800-680-7289 or www.transunion.com.
If you believe you've been the victim of not just fraud, but identity theft, you should also file an identity theft complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-438-4338 or visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft/. Additional information on how to protect yourself can be found on the FTC’s website.
Posted: Monday, September 1, 2014 10:35 am
Updated: 8:30 pm, Tue Sep 2, 2014.
(Update: Faribault and Northfield Dairy Queen stores were not included in the security breach that affected some U.S. stores. Because the point-of-sale systems are not Windows-based at the Faribault or Northfield stores, they are not at risk of the data breach.)
Dairy Queen may be the latest victim of a security breach similar to those that hit Target in December and SuperValu on Aug. 16, putting customers’ credit and debit card information at risk, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
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Monday, September 1, 2014 10:35 am.
Updated: 8:30 pm.