After applying and getting approved for the Wyndham credit card from Barclays in March, I earned the bonus and put it away in a drawer.
Then over the summer I received an offer where I could earn 10,000 bonus points for using my Wyndham credit card, spending $250 or more from August – October.
I decided to go for the bonus, charging a little over $250 in the months of August and September so far.
A few days back I received another e-mail from the Wyndham card.
It turns out that my card is being reissued due to security reasons.
According to the message: “The security of your Wyndham Rewards Visa Card may have been compromised as a result of a recent data breach at a merchant location. We’re taking action now to help protect your account“.
A new card with a new account number is being sent to me and I was told to keep using my current card until the new one arrives. (The card has $0 fraud liability protection so any unauthorized charges which are reported to the bank are ones I will not be responsible for.)
This made me wonder if other people were receiving this message?
The e-mail mentioned a data breach at a merchant location but I’ve only used my card once in each of the past two months to pay a bill online. Could this be the source of the data breach? I somehow doubt it and assume the breach could’ve been on a larger scale and Barclaycard is changing account numbers as a precaution for all card members?
I figured the best way to find out was by asking others if they received an e-mail about having their Wyndham card reissued.
Have any of you received this message too? Let us know in the comments below.