Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Local credit card skimming case

Barnes & Noble is reporting that thieves tampered with in-store PIN pads at 63 of its stores and may have had their credit or debit card information stolen. The nearby Stevens Creek Boulevard store is included in the list of affected locations.

From the B&N press release:
As a precaution, customers and employees who have swiped their cards at any of the Barnes & Noble stores with affected PIN pads should take the following steps: 
Debit Card Users:
  • Change the PIN numbers on their debit cards
  • Review their accounts for unauthorized transactions
  • Notify their banks immediately if they discover any unauthorized purchases or withdrawals 
Credit Card Users:
  • Review their statements for any unauthorized transactions
  • Notify their card-issuing banks if they discover any unauthorized purchases or cash advances
For additional information and updates, visit the Barnes & Noble website at Customers may also call 1-888-471-7809, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, with questions.

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