What to Do if Your Credit Card Has Been Hacked

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  • Check Your Statement
  • Call Your Bank or Credit Card Provider
  • Replace Your Card
  • Change Your PIN
  • Sign Up for Fraud Monitoring Service

Call Your Bank or Credit Card Provider

If you recognize a charge or charges that you did not make, contact your bank or credit card provider immediately. Credit card companies usually offer their customers fraud protection at no costs; in most cases the card issuer or bank takes the responsibility of those costs. They will guide you in investigating your card.

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