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Credit Card Account Theft -
The TJ Maxx / TK Maxx Credit Card Theft

Hackers stole at least 45 million credit and debit card numbers from TJ Maxx (in the US) and TK Maxx (in the UK) computer systems. This makes the theft the largest credit card identity theft in history. The hackers are believed to have accessed the company's systems starting in July 2005 until January 2007.  the customer data appears to have been unaffected until late 2006, when the TJ Maxx first noticed the suspicious software on its systems.

The identity of the hackers is still unknown.

If you are a UK customer of TK Maxx, you may call a hotline on 0800 779015.

And in general, anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly.


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