Do you know where your credit card numbers are?

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Chicagoans are among the biggest victims of having their credit data used for fraudulent online purchases.

A new study finds 43 percent of people from Chicago whose information is breached have their data end up making bogus buys.

The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan saw a 1,600 percent leap in data breach complaints last year.

That’s why Madigan is calling for a federal agency to investigate and prevent data breaches like last year’s huge hacking of customer information at Target.

The agency would work much like the N-T-S-B does for airplane accidents.

Madigan and the National Consumers League want congress to pass a nationwide data security law so cardholders would get immediate notification if their information is compromised.


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