Are you a Vodafone Customer? You may want to keep reading if you are. Days after the Talk Talk hacking scandal, Vodafone have declared that they are aware that 1,827 customers have had their accounts accessed by criminals, 'potentially gaining their names and some bank details'.
Scary stuff! The good news is in that this is a tiny fraction of Vodafone's customers and that they have prevented any further access by these criminals.
Vodafone have apparently contacted all 1,827 of the affected customers whose data has been accessed so don't panic if you are with Vodafone.
What to do if you believe that you personal details have been accessed, not just at Vodafone:
- Contact your bank and alert them so that they can make sure your account is safe.
- Do not give out any personal details via email or telephone such as passwords or bank details.
- Scrutinise your Credit Report for any unusual activity. You can do that at Experian* where they offer a FREE 30 day trial.
- If you are worried or convinced that your account has been hacked then you can contact Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or on the Action Fraud site (for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) For those of you living in Scotland, you can seek assistance from Police Scotland.
Fingers crossed this is the last we will hear about hacking for a long time.