869 Team Coderre donors personal and credit card info compromised: report

If you donated money to Team Denis Coderre using a credit card between 2014 and 2016 it's possible someone obtained your personal information, including credit card number.

An anonymous sender passed on a list of 869 donors to the Journal de Montreal. The list included each person's name, date of birth, full address, phone number, employer, amount donated and email.

It also included the credit card number, expiration date and the verification code each of them used to make their donation.

In February the party had informed its members and donors of a cyberattack on its website in November 2017. At the time everyone was assured no personal data had been compromised in the attack. A complaint was filed with the Sûreté du Québec and the Chief Electoral Officer.

The newspaper contacted several names on the list, including some high profile donors such as Jean-Pierre Léger, the former president of St-Hubert Restaurant, Laurent McCutcheon, the former president of Gai Écoute and advertiser Yves Gougoux.

McCutcheon said all the information, including the credit card number was correct while Gougoux said his card was recently deactivated due to fraudulent activities.

The Journal has forwarded all documents to the appropriate authorities.

Experts advise everyone to review their financial statements as soon as they come in and report any errors to their financial institution as soon as possible.

If you are a victim Identity Theft you should contact your financial institutions, credit issuers and authorities to advise them of the theft immediately.

More information about identity theft and advice on how to deal with it can be found on the RCMP website.