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CFPB Issues Consumer Advisory on Industry's Data Breach
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:00 AM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a consumer advisory to help consumers protect themselves in the wake of the recent breaches of payment card and other data. The advisory also contains information on where to get help if consumers suspect their information has been compromised.

The consumer advisory can be found at http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201401_cfpb_consumer-advisory_card-security.pdf

The consumer advisory includes steps consumers can take to protect themselves from data theft:

  • Monitor accounts for unauthorized charges or debits
  • Alert card provider immediately if fraud is suspected
  • Follow up with the card provider and maintain records
  • Avoid scams that ask for personal information over email or by phone