IDENTITY THIEVES STEAL CONSUMERS CREDIT/DEBIT CARD INFO FROM LUCKY’S WITH CARD SKIMMERS

At least 500 consumers had their credit or debit card numbers stolen by identity thieves from the Lucky’s supermarkets.  The identity thieves installed card skimmers at the self-checkout counters of the stores and collected customers’ credit or debit card information, expiration dates, security codes and personal identification numbers (PIN).  What is a skimmer? What stores [...]

McD’s EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF SKIMMING CUSTOMERS’ CREDIT CARD NUMBERS

Law enforcement is investigating a Monticello, Minnesota McDonald's employee who is accused of skimming credit card numbers  from customers.  A young McDonald's employee is accused of using a skimmer to steal the credit card numbers of drive thru customers.  The young employee allegedly collected the credit card numbers so that identity thieves could use the credit card numbers for fraudulent [...]

ATM SKIMMING ARREST MADE IN CALIFORNIA

A San Diego has been accused of "skimming" personal identifying information (PII) from bank customers' ATM cards.  According to authorities, a skimmer was placed on a bank door and allowed an identity thief to take thousands of ATM users' personal identifying numbers (PINs).  The alleged identity thief, Daniel Axinte, was charged with over 40 counts [...]

CONSUMER FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST MICHAELS FOR DATA BREACH

Brandi F. Ramundo has filed a nationwide class action against Michaels after a massive data breach.  Ms. Ramundo claims Michaels should've protected her personal identifying information (PII) from hackers.  Ms. Ramundo's checking account was raided by hackers who stole $1,300 from her.  Ms. Ramundo is seeking statutory, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, including an order directing Michaels to pay for credit monitoring [...]

MICHAELS DATA BREACH EXPANDS TO 20 STATES

Michaels, the arts and crafts store, recently experienced a major data breach. The Michaels debit card breach is now believed to have affected stores in 20 states. Michaels customers were put at risk for identity theft when hackers switched PIN pads with skimmers. Brian Riley, senior research director of bank cards at TowerGroup, says financial [...]