Credit cards at high risk

Associated Press

Atlanta, June 19:

Only a small fraction of the 13.9 million credit cards accounts at MasterCard exposed to possible fraud were considered at high risk, the company said. MasterCard International Inc spokeswoman Jessica Antle said only about 68,000 of its card holders are at ‘higher levels of risk.’ And while those 68,000 should closely examine their credit or debit card accounts, customers do not have to worry about identity theft, Antle said. “No, none at all,” Antle said, “Social Security numbers, dates of birth, information like that are not stored on your credit card.” MasterCard announced the breach on Friday and said it was traced to Atlanta-based CardSystems Solutions Inc, which processes credit card and other payments for banks and merchants.