Marriott International said the company will reimburse guests
who get a new passport because their passport number was hacked, if they can
show that fraud has occurred.
Last week, Marriott disclosed that a data breach affected 500
million guests. The hack exposed customer passport numbers, names, mailing
addresses, phone numbers, payment card numbers and other personal information.
According to a Marriott spokesperson, the company is "setting
up a process" to work with guests. If Marriott confirms "that fraud
has taken place, then the company will reimburse guests for the costs
associated with getting a new passport."
The fee for an adult U.S. passport renewal is $110.
On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), pressured Marriott
to pay for new passports for consumers affected by the breach. He warned that "the
clock is ticking to minimize the risk customers face."