Updated Nov. 21, 2017
Approximately 57 million customers and more than 600,000 drivers had their personal data stolen in a major data breach against the rideshare company Uber.
News reports have stated that Uber was aware of the data breach last year and paid off hackers to protect the information. Uber claims no credit card information or social security numbers were compromised.
Data breaches will continue to occur as we continue to fulfill financial transactions online, use social media and check emails in our daily lives.
Always monitor your credit card statements closely and dispute unauthorized charges.
Check your credit reports annually from each of the three credit reporting agencies.
If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, we recommend placing a security freeze on your credit.
For more information about identity theft and data breaches, call us (800) 593-8222.