Luxury beauty product chain Bluemercury recently revealed that a massive data breach allowed thieves to steal personal information such as debit and credit card numbers from their e-commerce customers for nearly a year, potentially affecting customers globally.
Data thieves intentionally hack into inadequately protected servers to steal personal information with the primary incentive of using that private data to commit identity theft and financial fraud. Identity theft wreaks havoc on consumers’ finances, credit history, and reputation and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Identity thieves use stolen personal information for a variety of crimes, including credit card fraud, phone or utilities fraud, banking or finance fraud, and government fraud. Moreover, a person whose personal information has been compromised may not see the full extent of identity theft or fraud for years.
If you used your debit or credit card at any time prior to September 12, 2016 to place an order on Bluemercury’s e-commerce platform, then your information may have been stolen. This could include first and last names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and internal verification codes from these cards.
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If you have been the victim of financial fraud or identity theft after using your debit or credit card on Bluemercury’s e-commerce platform at any point prior to September 12, 2016, please contact FBFG to explore your rights.