IRVING, Texas – Michael's Stores, the national arts and crafts chain, released a statement Thursday warning customers that their credit and debit card information may have been compromised.
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The company said 90 PIN pads in its 964 stores showed signs of tampering. Six of the affected PIN pads were found in Oregon locations, including stores in Beaverton, Roseburg, Springfield, Medford and Tualatin.
Compromised PIN pads were disabled and quarantined.
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“Out of an abundance of caution,” the statement read, “Michaels has removed approximately 7,200 PIN pads comparable to the identified tampered PIN pads from its US stores.”
The company also said fraudulent activity was linked to transactions at Chicago-area stores, but customers nationwide should monitor their statements and report any suspicious activity.
“This is an ongoing investigation and we will continue to work with law enforcement officials, payment card brands and issuers to determine the scope and time frame of the issue,” said Doug Marker, Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety. “We will update Michaels.com as new information becomes available.”
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