A massive data breach at one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the country could affect the personal information of up to 143 million consumers, almost half of the US population.
The breach exposes information including social security numbers, birthdays, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers. In addition, approximately 209,000 credit card numbers were exposed. Currently, it is believed the compromise lasted from mid-May through the end of July.
To Protect Yourself from Potential Fraud:
- Review your account activity regularly and contact us if you see anything unusual.
- Make sure you review your credit report annually to identify any unauthorized activity.
- Make sure that NBT Bank has your most up to date contact information in the event we need to contact you about any unusual activity.
- Watch out for scams related to the breach. Attackers are likely to take advantage of the situation and craft sophisticated phishing e-mails.
- Check the Report Fraud section on the NBT website for additional steps if you are a victim of identity theft.
It is important to remember NBT Bank has fraud monitoring in place that watches customer accounts for unusual activity. NBT will contact you in the event that we see any suspicious activity.
NBT Bank will continue to monitor the situation and provide further information as needed. For more information on the breach or to see if your information was affected, follow the link below:
Please contact our Call Center at 1-800-NBT-BANK (1-800-628-2265) if you see any unusual activity on your account.