Goodwill data breach: How to protect your information

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WICHITA, Kan. — Goodwill locations across Kansas were part of a data breach between February of last year and mid-August of this year.

More than 300 stores nationwide were attacked. While they don't believe there is still a malware threat or that pin numbers of consumers were affected, the Better Business Bureau suggests monitoring your accounts.

Denise Groene, with the BBB said, "What you need to be aware of is you have typically 30 days to report any fraudulent or suspicious activity on your account," said Denise Groene of the Better Business Bureau.

Those at the Better Business Bureau suggest using a credit card over instead of a debit card. That's because your credit card will offer more protection if there are fraudulent charges.

"Typically, we will always suggest to deal with a credit card because the dispute resolution on any charges, they have a whole fraudulent department," Groene said.

Because of recent breaches, credit card companies have stepped up their security by placing micro chips on its card.

"With the chip, it puts an extra layer of protection for the business and the consumer so that way once that transaction goes through the first time, there will be a new coding for when that card is swiped the second time," Groene said.


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