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Wonga data breach-how to protect yourself

Wonga has confirmed a data breach where up to 250,000 Wonga accounts have been compromised.

The incident is now being investigated by the Police and has been reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) .

Wonga has updated their website with further information -
www.wonga.com/help/incident-faq - and confirmed that they are contacting all those affected and are taking steps to protect them, but there are also some things you can do to keep your information secure.

Here’s what you can do to make yourself safer:

  • If any of your financial details were compromised, notify your bank or card company as soon as possible. Review your financial statements regularly for any unusual activity.
  • Criminals can use personal data obtained from a data breach to commit identity fraud.
  • Consider using credit reference agencies, such as Experian or Equifax, to monitor your credit file for any unusual activity.

If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud by visit Actionfraud.police.uk    



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