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Protecting yourself from Credit Card theft

Protecting yourself from Credit Card theft

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Target says anyone who made credit card purchases around the country between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts compromised.

In Florida, law enforcement officials who deal with credit card theft have some advice for you, whether you shopped at target or not.

As we all swipe those credit cards or type in our credit card numbers to make a purchase, there’s always a chance that information can be compromised.

Susan McLaughlin of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says, “Your best bet is to stay vigilant and to monitor your bank and your credit card accounts. Also, take a look at what’s going on with your credit in general. and you do that by calling the three major credit bureaus.”

Credit cards are also protected by law. So, McLaughlin said its really best to use them.

But, if you believe your credit card has been hacked there’s one simple solution. “Just get a new card you know if you don’t know whether or not your card has been used fraudulently, might be a good idea just to replace it,” McLaughlin said.

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