Was Your Information compromised at Panera Bread or Sonic Or Even FASFA?
Did you know these places, along with others, had customers personal information stolen?
We hear so much about different robberies, murders and political foolery, the things that really concerns us...like our information being compromised, we don't hear about! I don't remember hearing any of these places having their customers information compromised, until today!
Did you know that personal information was compromised at these locations below:
1. FAFSA: IRS Data Retrieval Tool
April 6, 2017: The IRS revealed that up to 100,000 taxpayers may have had their personal information stolen in a scheme involving the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which is used to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In March 2017, federal officials observed a potential data breach and took the tool down. The IRS said it shut down the Data Retrieval Tool because identity thieves that had obtained some personal information outside of the tax system were possibly using the tool to steal additional data.
Currently, the agency suspects that less than 8,000 fraudulent returns were filed, processed, and returns issued, costing $30 million. 52,000 returns were stopped by IRS filters and 14,000 illegal refund claims were halted as well.
2. Saks Fifth Avenue. They announced this week that up to five million credit card numbers might have been stolen. And the same company owns Lord & Taylor too.
3. Panera Bread. They also confirmed this week that a flaw in their website might have left 37 million people's information open to hackers.
4. Whole Foods. If you only bought groceries, you don't have to worry. But last summer, they said the payment system used in their in-store cafes got hacked.
5. Forever 21. Anyone who shopped there between March and October of last year could have been hacked. They announced it back in November.
6. Kmart. They confirmed last June that customers' credit card info got stolen.
7. Sonic. Five million credit card numbers might have been stolen last year, across more than 3,600 locations.
8. GameStop. Someone stole names, addresses, and credit card numbers from customers who shopped there between August 2016 and February 2017.
If you've shopped at any of these spots in the last 18 months, your credit info might be vulnerable.
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