HA! You're screwed!
Signed Credit card companies
That seems to be the message they are sending out with this ruling.
A California judge ruled Friday that Visa USA Inc. and MasterCard International Inc. don't have to send individual warnings to thousands of consumers whose personal account information was stolen during a high-tech heist uncovered earlier this year.How hard would it have been to send a letter out saying this occured and you need to be on guard?
"I don't see the emergency," San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer said in rejecting a request for an order against the nation's two largest credit card associations. "I don't think there is an immediate threat of irreparable injury" to consumers.
Both Visa and MasterCard argued they shouldn't be obligated to send the notices because they don't have direct relationships with the accountholders, whose cards were issued by thousands of banks that belong to the associations.