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As always Baker Boyer strives to inform our clients of news and events that might impact their finances.

Recently, Home Depot confirmed that their payment data systems were breached, which could potentially impact customers using payment cards at its US and Canadian stores.

A statement from Home Depot posted on September 8th states:
“Our investigation is focused on April forward, and we have taken aggressive steps to address the malware and protect customer data. We are offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to any customer who used a payment card at a Home Depot store in 2014, from April on. Customers who wish to take advantage of these services can learn more at www.homedepot.com or by calling 1-800-HOMEDEPOT.

The investigation began on Tuesday morning, September 2, immediately after we received reports from our banking partners and law enforcement that criminals may have hacked our payments data systems. Since then, our internal IT security team has been working around the clock with leading IT security firms, our banking partners and the Secret Service to rapidly gather facts and provide information to customers.”

For the latest information and FAQs on this data breach, please visit Home Depot at: https://corporate.homedepot.com/MediaCenter/Pages/Statement1.aspx

We recommend that you check your transaction history and statements for fraudulent activity. For debit card holders, please review your accounts on Online Banking and for credit card holders, you may access your account at www.mycardstatement.com.