Dayton BBB talks credit protection after Marriott data breach


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Agents with the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are part of a wide-ranging investigation after Marriott announced their reservation system had been hacked.

John North, President of the Dayton Better Business Bureau, joined 2 NEWS Friday to discuss the impact of this issue.

He says you should not panic if you feel you may have been a victim of a data breach such as this one.

“The credit card company’s going to have your back if there’s any fraudulent purchases. Marriott just said that they are going to send an email but remember that hackers are very savvy. They know Marriott is sending emails, so they may be sending emails, too, so make sure that the email is legitimately from the Marriott,” he says.

Oftentimes, he says, credit card companies recognize strange purchases and will contact you directly if they see anything out of the ordinary, but you should reach out if you notice any fraudulent purchases being made with your account.

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