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All right so what -- your credit card number was stolen but nobody told you.
Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that some of the retailers targeted in this huge credit card rip off announced last week never notify customers once the scheme was uncovered.
So how can you protect yourself if you don't even know you're -- victim we welcome back Dominic develop from diversified financial.
Consultants he gave us how -- time thanks this actually happened about eight.
And the where our credit our credit -- was canceled I didn't realize it because I wasn't told.
Biden did the store in which apparently my number had been used -- I was told by the credit card go to the store doesn't like -- it admit that it happened.
Forty million credit card numbers were stolen electronically -- -- -- garbage -- -- chronically.
Forty million card numbers were stolen and half the stores being bought -- notifying the customers.
No real beef where of these customers located -- what states do we nobody in the south -- in the west where we're at -- we heard some animal coming out of South Carolina but I think it's more problem.
That the thing was done electronically where.
It computer of that was due sending them information wirelessly to another computer.
And it -- was Lew stone -- and these were people from the former Soviet satellite states of Ukraine and such right now eleven I think some there are some in the US -- -- -- China.
But this could become a global problem and again.
The days of -- to go -- the garbage pail and getting a carbon receipt.
But I mean -- still happen we were going to problem we were showing video of office Max office Max despite the fact is pretty obvious what happened they release a statement saying quote we have no knowledge of a security breach -- office Max how can I say that what's amazing direction were approached by the feds and said this is the problem this is what's going on this is how we've identified eight and they said.
What we reviewed our systems we didn't find anything to win yeah.
I couldn't notify you by forty states have put in rules and and laws saying look you have to disclose but really what's enforcement mechanism that no TJ -- -- -- -- -- my -- credit -- -- stolen a lot of stars don't tell consumers so what can consumers do what they have to pay attention that companies have been denied denied denied.
-- the minute they admit something they have liability.
So consumers have to pay attention whether it's actually paying for service to monitor their credit.
What it's actually looking at those credit -- reports of a monthly basis and checking that the transactions are correct.
And by the -- don't have twenty credit cards in your wallet right keep it to a reasonable number it's -- to keep track and don't -- it out so if we don't get it and don't give it out over the phone don't give it out over the computer and the Internet that what are your wallet doesn't hurt you but sitting down that confidence a lot of the -- a -- great to see of them -- thank you great -- -- down.
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