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Old 05-08-2011, 05:04 AM   #41
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I didn't get the email, but a friend did. I am thinking that it it affected those who used PIN"s it probably had to have been at that particular store where the card was swiped. Boy if the crooks would use those brains to work on world hunger or gas and oil prices instead of using them for crime, the world's problems would probably be solved!
AMEN! It's amazing the level of creative problem solving that goes into criminal activity.

I agree that M's did good in sending the email. It's a good reminder to us all to be more careful!
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I went into Michaels today and the PIN Pads are gone from there too! I am thinking they want to put some security measures into place so this doesn't happen again. I didn't buy anything....but had cash if I found something I really wanted.
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In the Chicago area, we are hearing it involved 5 different stores. I am in a small ATC group (! 15 of us) and one of the members did use her debit card and had a small balance ~ $300 in her account removed- the theif left her $30.00- how nice..... She was told by the bank it was going to take about 10 business days to get the $$$ returned to her account.

We were told it was debit AND Credit cards- so it was not simply a PIN issue. We are hearing rumors that Walgreens stores here may have also been affected- BUT that is Rumor until we hear otherwise....... If I hear that confirmed, I will drop back and leave a message.....

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They got my info, my bank called me before anything was said in the paper or news. Had to cancel my cards, what a headache. I will be using cash from now on.
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They got my info, my bank called me before anything was said in the paper or news. Had to cancel my cards, what a headache. I will be using cash from now on.
As somene who had their info pinched about 18 months ago you have my heartfelt sympathy. I'm back to using my cards a bit - but I still stick to mostly cash. It will take some getting used to but the peace of mind is priceless (and you might even find you spend less too).

I hope you get your funds back quickly.
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They got my info, my bank called me before anything was said in the paper or news. Had to cancel my cards, what a headache. I will be using cash from now on.
Same thing just happened to me. They stole over $300 from our account. Then they tried an additional $2700!!!! Thank goodness our bank declined it. I too am going to be using cash more often. What a horrible situation.
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There are TONS more Michaels stores affected way outside Chicago. There are 4 in Northern VA that were hit, but fortunately for me, I haven't shopped at any of those in over a year.

I did have someone hack my cc last month but only got $50 in Fandango GC before I caught it. There are some really crummy people in this world.

ETA: Here's a list I found of affected stores:

Michaels said its screening of store PIN pads was "preliminary," and noted tampered pads were found in just 1 percent of its 964 stores.

5650 Allen Way Ste 108
Castle Rock
CO
2140 Southgate Rd
Colorado Springs
CO
3040 N Powers Blvd
Colorado Springs
CO
7664 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs
CO
9291 S Broadway
Highlands Ranch
CO
5382 S Wadsworth Blvd
Littleton
CO
11425 S Twenty Mile Rd
Parker
CO
800 Centre Blvd
Newark
DE
2625 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta
GA
2540 Cumberland Blvd, Ste C
Smyrna
GA
4000 LaVista Rd
Tucker
GA
2515 Corridor Way Ste 4
Coralville
IA
4010 E 53rd St
Davenport
IA
402 W Army Trail Dr
Bloomingdale
IL
7600 S Cicero Ave Ste B
Burbank
IL
9680 S Ridgeland Ave
Chicago Ridge
IL
1206 75th St
Downers Grove
IL
2231 Willow Rd
Glenview
IL
6635 Grand Ave
Gurnee
IL
2244 N Richmond Rd
McHenry
IL
1050 Mt Prospect Plaza
Mount Prospect
IL
2768 Aurora Ave
Naperville
IL
7225 W Dempster St
Niles
IL
7010 W Forest Preserve Dr
Norridge
IL
7055 Central Ave
Skokie
IL
701 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 164
Vernon Hills
IL
7155 S Kingery Hwy
Willowbrook
IL
140 Ivory St
Braintree
MA
34 Cambridge St
Burlington
MA
35 Independence Way
Danvers
MA
17 Mystic View Rd
Everett
MA
9041 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia
MD
4360 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City
MD
7665 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover
MD
1509 Rockville Pike
Rockville
MD
13850 Georgia Ave
Wheaton
MD
4337 Park Rd
Charlotte
NC
8716 JW Clay Blvd
Charlotte
NC
8120 Providence Rd
Charlotte
NC
9571 South Blvd
Charlotte
NC
1006 Shoppes at Midway Dr
Knightdale
NC
10510 Northeast Pkwy
Matthews
NC
5240 Capital Blvd
Raleigh
NC
123 Rte 101a
Amherst
NH
348 State Rt 3 W
Clifton
NJ
410 State Rte 10
East Hanover
NJ
325 Hwy 202
Flemington
NJ
240 Rt 17 N
Paramus
NJ
300 Nassau Park Blvd
Princeton
NJ
1701 US Hwy 22 Ste 65
Watchung
NJ
3701 Ellison Dr NW Ste B
Albuquerque
NM
9881 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas
NV
1251 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas
NV
7195 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy
Las Vegas
NV
3
1350 Northern Blvd
Manhasset
NY
3610 Long Beach Rd
Oceanside
NY
9030 Metropolitan Ave
Rego Park
NY
253-01 Rockaway Blvd
Rosedale
NY
1280 Corporate Dr
Westbury
NY
1361 SOM Center Rd
Mayfield Heights
OH
4955 SW Western Ave
Beaverton
OR
18069 NW Evergreen Pkwy
Beaverton
OR
3475 Crater Lake Hwy
Medford
OR
780 NW Garden Valley Blvd Ste 170
Roseburg
OR
3318 Gateway St
Springfield
OR
7705 SW Nyberg St
Tualatin
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751 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville Trevose
PA
200 W DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia
PA
1500 Bald Hill Rd Unit C
Warwick
RI
1128 E Ft Union Blvd
Midvale
UT
2236 S 1300 St E Ste D-2
Salt Lake City
UT
6330 Seven Corners Shopping Center
Falls Church
VA
9856 W Broad St
Glen Allen
VA
6717 Spring Mall Dr
Springfield
VA
311 Maple Ave E
Vienna
VA
1325B SE Everett Mall Way
Everett
WA
9755 Juanita Dr NE
Kirkland
WA
3115 Alderwood Mall Blvd
Lynnwood
WA
16418 Twin Lakes Ave
Marysville
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17400 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila
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It's not just the Chicago area. This morning HLN news said that several states are affected. The state I shop in was not affected. I'm sure there is a link somewhere that shows the states.
Great post babydal57 with all the stores!
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Thanks for that list, Deb! That's a pretty wide area. Everyone check your bank activity!
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Michael's doesn't have my state listed yet. If you live in a state not listed, you should still be on alert and check your bank activity.

I'm going to cancel my card on my other account that I used at Michael's. I'm not taking any chances!!
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Here's a link to the list of stores with compromised equipment...

Michaels PIN tampering stores database | Dayton Business Journal

You can search for your city or choose all/all to see the full list.
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The link won't take me anywhere Lydia....
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Oh how weird! It works for me!

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I'm in FL and I received one of those emails too!
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Thanks! That worked. Luckily, my Michaels is not on the list. I did see they removed their pin pads now. I sure hope we hear more about how it was done so we know what to look for in the future!
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I was curious about that too. They may not want to give anyone ideas, but I sure do wonder how someone hacked a pin pad during store hours...
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I was curious about that too. They may not want to give anyone ideas, but I sure do wonder how someone hacked a pin pad during store hours...
Me too....I used to think we should give anybody any ideas, but the bad guys already have the bad ideas, so I think we good guys need to know what to look for!
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I never received the email - First I heard about it was on our news last night. Unfortunately one that I frequent is on the list. I will be checking my account every day from now on.
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Thanks! That worked. Luckily, my Michaels is not on the list. I did see they removed their pin pads now. I sure hope we hear more about how it was done so we know what to look for in the future!
My Michael's is not on the list either. BUT they still hacked my account!! Everyone needs to be cautious. Everyone!!
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I got the email and I live all the way down in San Diego.

There is another thread about this on the board too.
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I'm going to merge these two...
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My credit union just called me to tell me they had received a compromised list from Michael's and said they were canceling my debit card and would issue a new one. This is a serious warning. It is good to know that Michael's is on top of it. I hope no one has their account hacked.
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If you pay for Michaels purchases with a debit card....BEWARE! It is wide spread across the country. I have included a link to an article from the Chicago Tribune.
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Hi there - we have a thread on this topic - I will merge your post into that thread
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