Arts and crafts aficionados, beware. If you purchased your scrap-booking materials from a Michael’s Arts & Crafts store with a debit card, you may want to check your bank statements.
PIN pads across the country may have been tampered with, the retailer discovered, and your debit/credit card information could be at risk.
In our area the stores where PIN pad tampering was found are:
300 Nassau Park Blvd, Princeton, N.J.
751 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville/Trevose, Pa.x
200 W DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pa.
Thieves have worked out a way to access personal information when a person pays with a debit card, authorities have found. The thieves can then use this information to take money directly out of your account, according to CBS Philly.
Michael’s security experts are currently replacing 72 swipe pads and are urging customers to pay with cash or credit cards until the switch is complete.
For additional information and updates, visit the Michael’s website at www.Michaels.com. Customers may also call for 800-MICHAELS (642-4235) with questions.