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Marriott will pay for replacement passports for fraud victims following massive data breach

Drew Hansen
Marriott will pay for replacement passports for fraud victims following massive data breach

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) says it will pay for passport replacements if it finds customers have fallen victim to fraud in relation to a massive data breach, according to reports. The decision to pay for passport replacements comes days after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Marriott to reach out to the customers at greatest risk and foot the $110 passport replacement charge. Government officials have said the theft of passport numbers used in connection with other stolen personal data could open people to identity theft and also pose a threat to national security.