You’ve Been Hacked

by Greg Guenthner
Daily Reckoning

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some unusual activity on one of my bankcards.

My statement listed three charges within minutes of each other at gas stations and discount stores from different locations across the country.

I called my bank immediately and the rep took care of everything in about ten minutes. It was an obvious case of fraud. I would have my money back in a couple of weeks.

But I wanted to know more. I asked how my information could have slipped into the wrong hands—and what the bank was doing to prevent it from happening again.

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