CFA Investigates: How To Protect Yourself From Possible Wendy's Credit Card Breach

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If you've recently used your debit or credit card at a Wendy's restaurant, you need to be proactive.

Take the time to check your statement and make sure all the charges you see, you yourself authorized.

I'm told Wendy's has hired a cybersecurity firm to check out credit card activity at all of its 6,500 locations. It seems some customers noticed fraudulent activity after using their cards at Wendy's.

It reportedly started late last year at some restaurants in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

In the past we've told you about data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Michaels and other retailers. Experts say the best way to protect yourself is to use chip credit cards, which make it harder for crooks to counterfeit.

Also, download your bank's app onto your smartphone. That way you're alerted anytime a charge is added to your credit card. We’ll be sure to pass on more details as they become available.