Attention, Shoppers

My Super Sweet Fashion Diary brought this article to my attention this morning, and I thought it was worth re-posting:

About a month after courts charged eleven people with participating in the country’s biggest identity theft scam, Forever 21 has issued a press release about its role in the security disaster. The company wasn’t aware of any kind of problem until the U.S. Secret Service contacted them on the day the scammers were charged. Since then, they’ve gone through their records and determined that the thieves nabbed “approximately 98,930 credit and debit card numbers.” They’ve also put together a list of specific dates when their system was hacked: March 25 and 26, June 23, and July 2 and 3 of 2004; plus August 4, 5, 13, and 14 of 2007. Two facts that make all this news very slightly less scary for New Yorkers: 20,500 of the cards were from a Forever 21 in Fresno, CA, and half of the cards have since expired.

This is good to know, especially for those of us living in Fresno who frequently stop by Forever 21 at Fashion Fair Mall.  Scary!

8 thoughts on “Attention, Shoppers

  1. that’s scary. I love F21 and their clothes but thankfully haven’t shopped there in a while. it’s really nice that they were able to provide the dates, though.

    I think it’s unfair that people think F21 are “stealing” our money. I doubt it’s the actual company, otherwise that would be like the biggest scam in history. Something recently happened with a bank or some credit company and there was a security breech by an employee who gave info out to unauthorized people. The company has done NOTHING to help ANYONE, including helping them track their credit. at least F21 provided somes dates

  2. Wow that is so crazy. I don’t think I shopped there on those days.. since Aug 2007 I was already moved up here. but man that’s so crazy that Fresno was one of the prime targets.

  3. uh oh!! omg that is scary, and i have no clue whether i shopped on that day or not…would be a good excuse to use as to why i’m so poor tho ;)

  4. Tara Lynne: Yeah! You know we HAD to be there on at least one of those days… we were Forever-aholics last summer!

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