OMG! IHG Privacy Breach..Does it Affect You?

Good day after a bit of a hiatus.  In the ongoing effort to protect consumers I share the following recent news regarding a data breach involving InterContinental Hotels Group or IHG.  IHG operates 12 hotel brands across the globe including Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, InterContinental, Kimpton Hotels and Resorts and Staybridge Suites.  Approximately 1,200 franchise hotel locations in the Americas were affected and since the company has a network of more than 5,000 hotels in over 100 countries that could mean more than one-fifth of IHG’s hotels were affected.

Click here for a state-by-state listing of the hotel properties affected.  As the data breach affected customers with hotel stay dates between September 29, 2016 and December 29, 2016 you may want to check the list if you resided at an IHG property during this time frame.   Hope this does not affect you but if it does take the steps set out by IHG and monitor your credit and debit cards for any unusual activity.  If you believe you have sustained monetary losses, identity theft, or other invasion of your privacy arising out of the IHG data breach you should contact an experienced consumer lawyer for a consultation.

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