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VIDEO Bank executive offers tips on protecting your account after news of massive data breach
VIDEO Bank executive offers tips on protecting your account after news of massive data breach

VIDEO Bank executive offers tips on protecting your account after news of massive data breach

Good evening once again, i'm rob vaughn, wendy is off tonight first at 6 more than 100 million people on alert.

After another major data breach this time its capital one in the spotlight.

The event is bo koltnow is here with some tips for those who might be feeling uneasy about whether they're at >>rob a lot of people feeling uneasy the hack affected 77,000 bank accounts, a 140,000 social security numbers and data breaches like this are new and there are ways you can protect yourself.

Capital one has banked on catchy commercials and celebrities to attract customers.

What else do you need to know currently how to protect your financial info this after a massive data breach left a 100 million customers affected the first thing that we tell our customers is to proactively monitor their accounts embassy bank executive vice president diane cunningham says data breaches happen all the time.

She tells clients to change their passwords check their accounts and to make sure they have access to mobile banking if your capital one customer.

You might want to go get on the mobile app take a look at what's happened there.

>>and set it up so that alert is sent to an time your card is used check and monitor your credit score.

>>annual credit report dot com is a government run free site that works with the 3 credit agencies and you can also freeze your credit or at a fraud alert.

So you're applying for a loan.

The creditor with see that there's a fraud alert and they would take extra steps to verify that the 2 cunningham ads don't panic.

And in this high protect world, stay vigilant turn up, i would say it's inevitable, but it's not uncommon.

So definitely important again to actively monitor your accounts on a regular basis.

>>and again if you go with the route of putting your credit on freeze that way someone does have your identity they could take a loan out your name you have to make sure that you unfreeze it if you want to take out a loan from the harbor house anything like that some people do it they forget to call up and it adds a little bit.

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