|An undetermined number of cardholder numbers have been compromised.
At this time, the compromised PIN pads have been found at stores in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
No Wisconsin stores or residents have been affected at this time.
|Michaels Stores has discovered that some of its stores’ PIN pads have been tampered with. As of May 4, 2011, Michaels Stores has identified less than 90 individual PIN pads affected. Regardless, the company has removed approximately 7,200 PIN pads from its US Stores.
As of May 12, 2011, fewer than 100 customer PIN debit cards have been reported used in fraudulent transactions. At this time, there are no reports to police of credit card fraud. The investigation is still ongoing, but Michaels urges all customers to take precautionary measures such as checking their accounts for unauthorized transactions.
If you feel you are a victim of identity theft as a result of this breach, contact the Office of Privacy Protection at (800) 422-7128 or email us at DATCPWisconsinPrivacy@Wisconsin.gov.
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