Hackers planted bugs in a credit card reader at the Barnes & Noble on 82nd Street and Broadway, along with 62 other Barnes & Noble stores around the country, potentially stealing customers’ card and pin number data.
“We have detected a sophisticated criminal effort to steal credit and debit card information from our customers who have swiped their cards through PIN pads when they made purchases at certain retail stores. The tampered devices were capable of capturing information such as name, card account number, and PIN,” the company said.
The company took out the swipe machines from its stores on Sept. 14 and had customers start swiping on more secure machines.
Here’s some info from the company on what to do if you think you may have been scammed:
If you are concerned that your card information may have been compromised, you should take the following steps:
Debit Card Users:
- Change the PIN numbers on your debit cards
- Review your accounts for unauthorized transactions
- Notify your banks immediately if you discover any unauthorized purchases or withdrawals
Credit Card Users:
- Review your statements for any unauthorized transactions
- Notify your card-issuing banks if you discover any unauthorized purchases or cash advances
For additional information and updates, visit the Barnes & Noble website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com. Customers may also call 1-888-471-7809, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, with questions.
Just great. B&N telling me all the things I should do cuz B&N effed up. Why don’t you tell me what you are going to do for me? Another reason to shop amazon.