Important Service Disruption:
Capital One recently experienced a large data breach that occurred back in March 2019 and exposed personal information of nearly 106 million Capital One customers and credit card applicants. The compromised credit cards were applied for from 2005 to early 2019 and affected business customers and consumers. Names, addresses, dates of birth, credit scores, transaction data, social security numbers and linked bank account numbers were all potentially affected.
Capital One has stated that no credit card numbers or login credentials were revealed in the hack.
Capital One will be reaching out directly to customers and credit card applicants whose data was exposed in the breach via mailed letters. There is not a website currently that can be used to check for yourself.
Be on guard for emails and phone calls from scammers posing as Capital One or government officials asking for personal confidential information such as account numbers and social security numbers.
Make sure to check your credit report at least once a year. This can be done for free at annualcreditreport.com.