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Delta Airlines Is Offering Free 2-Year Credit Monitoring After The Data Breach

Delta says a "small subset" of its customers' payment information was exposed.

Following a data breach that left payment information of some Delta customers exposed, Delta Airlines is offering two years of free credit monitoring.

The company has partnered with AllClear ID, a customer security and fraud protection firm, to monitor and protect the identity of anyone eligible. It is all at no cost to those affected and the services can be used at any time during the next 24 months.

It’s not clear exactly how many customers were potentially affected by the breach. All Delta has said is that it believes a “small subset” of its customers were affected.

The data breach also affected Sears customers, and the company said it believe less than 100,000 people were affected.

The breach happened at technology firm [24]7.ai, which Delta uses for customer service, between Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, 2017. If you purchased anything through Delta during that time period, you may have been affected.

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Included in the free services is identity repair and fraud alerts with credit monitoring. No enrollment is required for identity repair. If you spot a problem while reviewing your payment card statements and believe it could be because of the Delta breach, all you have to do is call 1-855-815-0534 and an investigator will help.

Enrollment is required for fraud alerts. To enroll, just visit a special website set up by Delta and AllClear ID. This service includes the ability to set, renew and remove fraud alerts on your credit file. Credit monitoring, a once annual credit score and credit report and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy are also included.

Even if you were not affected by this breach, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re protected. To help protect yourself in the future, consider checking your credit reports, keeping a close eye on bank statements and credit cards, placing a fraud alert on certain files or even freezing your credit.