The American Numismatic Association has received reports that several members had credit or debit card numbers stolen during their stay in Philadelphia for the World’s Fair of MoneySM. In light of this, the ANA advises members to check their credit and debit cards for unusual charges.

The stolen credit card numbers did not come from a compromise of ANA databases, its websites or from credit card charges made during the World’s Fair of Money.

If your card has been compromised, the Philadelphia Police Department recommends first contacting your credit card company to cancel your card and report the fraudulent charges. If your credit card company advises that you need to file a police report, call your local police department.

“When you’re reporting a credit card theft, it is treated as a theft from your home. It’s the same procedure nationally. So you report the crime in your local jurisdiction,” said Sgt. Anthony Rapone of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Credit card companies will investigate the source of the theft.

If your credit card number has been stolen and you were able to pinpoint the source, please contact ANA Library and Communications Director RyAnne Scott at 719-482-9867. Information will be forwarded to the Philadelphia Police Department.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 28,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.

 

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