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**Consumer Alert** CFO Jimmy Patronis: DoorDash Data Breach Affects 4.9 Million Users

9/27/2019

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 27, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
**Consumer Alert**
CFO Jimmy Patronis: DoorDash Data Breach Affects 4.9 Million Users

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After recent reports of a data breach by DoorDash, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is warning Floridians who use the popular food-delivery service to monitor their accounts and take immediate action to prevent identity theft, fraud and scams.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Yesterday, DoorDash reported that approximately 4.9 million customers’ information was compromised by an unauthorized third-party vendor. While technology has improved and enhanced our everyday lives, far too often we hear of hacks or data breaches leaving us vulnerable to fraud and scams. Florida ranks fourth nationally in identity theft and it is imperative that Florida consumers and businesses are informed of these data breaches so you can take steps to protect and monitor your accounts for fraudulent activity. If you feel you’ve fallen victim to fraud, report it immediately at FraudFreeFlorida.com.”
 
4 Tips to Protect Your Personal Financial Information
 
1. Check your credit card activity often. Reviewing your recent account activity is fundamental to credit card safety. Most companies allow you to review transactions online or by phone. If your credit card company offers email or text alerts regarding unusual activity, sign up now.
2. Monitor credit reports. Constantly check your credit report for any accounts that scam artists may have opened in your name. Credit reports are available free of charge, from each of the three national credit reporting agencies every 12 months. Visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com to pull your reports today.
3. Be extra careful about emails and attachments. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails that claim to be updates from any company connected to a data breach.
4. Consider a credit freeze. If you believe you’ve been the victim of identity theft, consider placing a free credit freeze on your credit file with each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to further prevent unauthorized credit report activity.
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).