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Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza hotels suffer data breach

Author: Tony Statz / Source: WDIV

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DETROIT – If you stayed at a popular hotel chain last year, you may need to keep a close eye on your credit cards.

Intercontinental Hotels Group, which includes the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, says more than 1,200 of its hotels were infected with malware that stole customer debit/credit card data between September 29th and December 29th of last year.

The hotel chain has not published a complete list of the hotels that were affected, but it’s offered a state-by-state lookup page. You can find the affected hotels here.

What To Do If You’re Affected

Working with the Better Business Bureau, Help Me Hank has come up with these guidelines to help you protect your credit or debit cards before, or after you suspect you have be affected.

1) Stay calm. Consumers are not liable for fraudulent charges on stolen account numbers.

2) Check with the website of the retailer for the latest information. Type the store name directly into your browser. Do NOT click on a link from an email or social media message.

3) On that note- beware of emails that may come into your inbox, claiming to help you…

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