Aldi warns customers of potential credit card breach
October 7, 2010
By: Joe Taylor Jr.
According to company officials, credit card skimming devices were discovered on point-of-sale terminals at Aldi stores in at least 11 states. In a statement to the media, Aldi spokesperson Terry Pfortmiller noted that a thorough investigation conducted in partnership with state and federal law enforcement found none of the company's employees at fault for the potentially stolen account information.
Although the devices found attached to the grocery chain's point of sale terminals were capable of transmitting customer account information to third parties, investigators have not yet determined whether any credit card accounts have yet been affected. Company officials advised customers to monitor their debit and credit card statements for fraudulent charges, and to request replacement credit cards from their issuing banks.
About the Author
Joe Taylor Jr. is an internal business consultant for a Fortune 500 company, who writes about finance, culture, and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ithaca College.
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