Friday, May 11

TJ Maxx VISA Compromise

Compromised accounts from the TJ Maxx fiasco continue to surface.

If you have a VISA branded debit card, you should be very concerned if you've ever used the card at any of the TJ Maxx stores. Your PIN, drivers license number, date of birth and other personal information might have been compromised.

If the institution that issued your card hasn't done so already, you'd be well advised to contact them to order a new card. Because your debit card is tied to your bank accounts, it is possible that someone with your debit card account and PIN number could empty your checking and savings.

At the very least, you may consider putting a fraud alert on your credit report. This will limit your liability if your identity is stolen.