Chase Mistakenly Sends Customer Information Out with the Trash
Chase announced today that tapes containing the personal information of 2.6 million current and former Circuit City credit card customers were mistakenly thrown out with the trash. Chase attempted to track the tapes and believes they were compacted and now reside in a landfill. Chase has been monitoring the affected accounts and hasn’t identified any misuse of personal information. Free credit monitoring service is being offered to anyone whose Social Security number was on the tapes. Also, those affected are being encouraged to contact one of the three national credit bureaus to place a free 90-day fraud alert on their personal file and request a copy of their credit report. Circuit City credit card customers were the only ones affected. Other Chase credit card customers do not need to do anything.
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