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Credit card stolen or lost? Here's what to do.

Defend your information.
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Your credit card information is vulnerable.

It’s become a sad reality of the modern world: Someday, your credit card information will fall into the wrong hands. Maybe hackers will compromise the number in a large data breach like the recent one at Newegg.com. Or maybe you’ll get unlucky and leave the plastic in the grocery store checkout line. (Even if someone returns a lost card, you should assume the information on it has been compromised.)

Either way, you’ll need to take immediate action. Here’s what to do if someone gains access to your credit card information.

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