Over the weekend, AAA told me that my credit card had been stolen.
Getting an e-mail from AAA — primarily known for roadside assistance, travel information and membership discounts — about my credit in itself wasn’t unusual. That’s because back in 2009, I signed up for the free credit monitoring provided through my membership with the Texas chapter of the automobile association.
As part of that monitoring, I receive monthly e-mails alerting me to any changes in my credit report. Typically, those e-mails indicate all is well.
This morning, I got an e-mail announcing that I had been awarded six months of free credit monitoring as the result of class action settlement with credit bureau TransUnion. Check your inbox — you might have scored some free credit monitoring, too.
Further details have emerged about what consumers stand to gain from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against credit reporting giant TransUnion. The details revolve around the words “millions” and “billions.”