Updates on CMC’s privacy and security enhancements
Since the announcement of the data breach on [DATE] we launched a comprehensive internal investigation during which time we’ve taken significant actions to further strengthen security across our network. Some of these enhancements include:
Fraud Prevention Tips
It’s important to be proactive when it comes to keeping your personal and financial information safe. You can follow these tips to help protect yourself from potential fraud and identity theft.
• Remain vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft by regularly reviewing your account statements and monitoring credit reports. If you discover any suspicious or unusual activity on your accounts or suspect fraud, be sure to report it immediately to your financial institutions.
• Obtain credit reports from each nationwide credit reporting agency. Under federal law, you are entitled to a free credit report once a year from each of the three major credit bureaus by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or calling the toll free number 1-877-322-8228.
• Contact the fraud department of any one of the three major credit reporting agencies listed below to place a fraud alert on your credit file. The fraud alert requires that creditors contact you before opening any new accounts or making any changes to your existing accounts. As soon as that agency processes your fraud alert, it will notify the other two agencies, which then must also place fraud alerts in your file. All three credit reporting agencies are required by law to automatically send a credit report free of charge to you.
• Notify your financial institution immediately if you find any suspicious transactions on your bank statement or if you receive suspicious phone calls and emails soliciting information on your accounts. You should also contact your local law enforcement authorities to file a police report, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and/or the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.