Senator pushes to lower debit card liability after data breach

Posted at 7:11 PM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-03 18:15:06-04

WASHINGTON (WTVR) -- Virginia Senator Mark Warner is acting on a promise to protect citizens from fraud if their debit card is stolen.

Right now if a debit card is stolen and used by someone else, the cardholder could have to pay $500 or more of the charges made on the card.

However, credit card users are only liable to pay $50 worth of fraudulent charges.

The bill is called the Consumer Debit Card Protection Act of 2014.

Warner pledged to improve the way consumers were protected from fraud after Target's massive security breach last November.

Stay with and CBS 6 News as this bill as it moves through Congress.