In December 2014, the FBI Washington Field Office sent victim notification letters to more than 20,000 victims whose credit card information was potentially compromised between 2010 and present. Because this is an open and ongoing investigation, the FBI is unable to share certain details of the method and collection of this compromised data. The FBI advises that victims use the U.S. Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) Internet portal as described in the victim notification letter to review status updates on this case. Additionally, as major case developments occur, victims will be sent notifications. The FBI is also taking steps to share how victims can protect themselves and their accounts. The FBI advises that victims contact their credit card lender(s) to confirm that there is no fraudulent activity on their card(s). Lenders are often able to provide guidance on how to further protect against future fraud.
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