It sounds like that’s what happened in your case,” says Bof A spokeswoman Betty Riess.
She added that the breach would have occurred at a third party, not at Bank of America.
At that time, when I called the bank, they confirmed that I was among a group of cardholders who had their information possibly exposed due to transactions at an unnamed merchant.
They had decided to preemptively issue me a new card, which I later got in the mail.
When I logged into the Credit Check Select website — which provides me with free credit monitoring as an AAA member — I saw that under the “potentially negative information” header on my report, that FIA card had been reported “lost/stolen” earlier in August.
I then called Credit Check Select’s customer service, who explained that, yes, my FIA card information had apparently been compromised.
And in a case of near dÃ©jÃ vu, late last week, I received both another notification from AAA and a letter containing a new replacement card from FIA.
So I decided to find out what merchant was the source of this latest breach.
For the second time this year, my credit card’s security has been compromised.
Back in January, I learned that my credit card was reported stolen by FIA Card Services (a Bank of America subsidiary) after I got an email notification from the AAA Texas credit monitoring service about a change to my credit report.