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    • MSE Steve
    • By MSE Steve 5th Feb 16, 4:32 PM
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    MSE News: Credit cards cancelled after mystery online shopping 'data breach'
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    • 5th Feb 16, 4:32 PM
    MSE News: Credit cards cancelled after mystery online shopping 'data breach' 5th Feb 16 at 4:32 PM
    A data breach at an unidentified online retailer could have led to credit card users having their account details "compromised", MoneySavingExpert has learned. Tesco Bank has already cancelled a number of its customers' cards as a "precautionary measure"....

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    • bubieyehyeh
    • By bubieyehyeh 16th Mar 17, 8:59 PM
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    My barclays Amex/Visa combo just got replaced for similar reasons, so sounds like it maybe connected.
    • Paul-Z
    • By Paul-Z 15th Feb 18, 9:54 PM
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    Tesco credit card industry wide fraud prevention
    Just had a text message from Tesco credit card advising due to industry wide fraud prevention my card was cancelled as from today. There's no explanation about what the industry wide fraud prevention is. I did note that there was a similar message to Tesco customer before Christmas 2017 so not sure if this is part of the same industry wide fraud prevention or something else again. Tesco seem to have a history of this.
    If it is industry wide I don't understand why can't they issue the new card beforehand so you aren't left high and dry without a credit card.
    • zx81
    • By zx81 15th Feb 18, 10:27 PM
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    Because the risk to current cards is of such a level that means they need to close them down. New cards will take several days to get out.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 15th Feb 18, 10:47 PM
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    Just had a text message from Tesco credit card advising due to industry wide fraud prevention my card was cancelled as from today. There's no explanation about what the industry wide fraud prevention is. I did note that there was a similar message to Tesco customer before Christmas 2017 so not sure if this is part of the same industry wide fraud prevention or something else again. Tesco seem to have a history of this.
    If it is industry wide I don't understand why can't they issue the new card beforehand so you aren't left high and dry without a credit card.
    Originally posted by Paul-Z
    I've had this happen once, and once only. And it too was with a Tesco card. The explanation they gave was that the card had been compromised in some way, but that's all they would say.

    I have some accounts with Tesco (no longer a credit card - they were appalling to deal with) and I can honestly say they're the worst bank I've ever dealt with. Odd systems, poor customer service, and a rather peculiar way of operating.

    I see it more as a 'play' bank than a real one, and I certainly wouldn't trust it with a main account.
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