For those consumers who may have stayed at a Marriott or other Starwood Hotel, the Federal Trade Commission has posted information about what you can do.
According to the FTC "Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people."
There are steps you can take to help guard against misuse.
Marriott has set up an information website and call center.
The website is https://answers.kroll.com and a call center phone number is available at 877-273-9481 to answer questions. Marriott says affected customers also can sign up for a year of free services that will monitor websites that criminals use to share people’s personal information. Marriott says the service will alert customers if their information shows up on the websites, and will also include fraud loss reimbursement and other services.