Good thing the Web site set up by the Boston Globe so that you can determine whether your credit-card number has been ripped off doesn’t require you to enter, you know, your credit-card number. Fool me twice and all that.
Anyway, here’s the cheery message I received when I entered my phone number and zip code:
Yes, we have located your name on the list of impacted accounts. We have tried to recover as much of the data as possible from our retailers and branches, but we recommend that you monitor your bills and report any unauthorized transactions to your bank or credit card company immediately. As a further precaution, we also recommend that you place a fraud alert on your credit file. If you have further questions, please contact The Globe hotline at 1-888-665-2644.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this incident may cause.
Good grief. In protest, Media Nation is linking only to the Boston Herald’s account of this idiotic screw-up.