Crafts store chain investigating customer data breach
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 00:50
Jan. 26 - The Michael's craft store chain says they're working with the Secret Service to determine if customer credit and debit card information was compromised. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Another U.S. retailer with a possible security breach.
The Michael's craft store chain says they're investigating whether customer credit and debit card information was stolen from their databases.
It all began with reports of fraudulent activity on credit cards --- which had been used at the store over the past several months.
Customers say the Target breach over the holidays and this one are forcing them to watch their account activity much more closely.
SOUNDBITE: MICHAEL'S STORE CUSTOMER JESSICA BENSON SAYING:
"I think now people think banks are going to monitor their bank account and they are going to call and say we have a fraud alert so we have frozen your credit card and that doesn't always happen."
Michaels says they are working with the Secret Service to confirm if indeed customer information was compromised.
The Texas based retailer has more then 1,000 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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