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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014 11:31 a.m. MST

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Mapleton, UT

My bank actually called me to report that my card was on the breached list.
They wanted my permission to issue a new debit card. They also told me that until my new card arrived I would have a $250 transaction limit.
This threat has also led to me checking my accounts every day or two. Because of that I discovered (hint) that someone had drained by cash back account and sent it to a Bank of America account that wasn't mine. I've never used that bank in my life. They've also issued me a new card as a result.
It was one more hassle during the holidays but I feel more secure now.

Saint George, UT

I went shopping at Home Depot, and unknowingly dropped my debit card. Someone found it, tried to use it down the street at Walmart for a $3 purchase, and the bank called me within 10 minutes, even before I realized I had lost it. The banks are getting really good at knowing when its you, and when its not.

Nan BW
ELder, CO

Thank you, Lois, for a synopsis of your experience, relevant to a huge percentage of the rest of us. You are so right. We need to go after these criminals and have them pay a price for stealing. I am glad our banks are providing the service of being on the alert. Good article!

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