Wendy’s Restaurants across the country have fallen victim to a cyber-hacking attack and thousands of people are at risk of having their personal information stolen. A data breach was first reported to the company on June 9th after suspicious activity was found.
Many stores right here in our area could be affected, putting your credit and debit card account at risk.
“I used to use my debit card over there all of the time, on my lunch breaks and since I’ve heard about it, I’ve been using cash because I don’t want nobody dipping into my card and taking my money, I work to hard for it,” said Robert McFadden, a Wendy’s customer.
“I think they have to watch what they do, because a lot of them do have protection, but they still have to watch and see what’s around them,” said Pat Tweedlie of Wheeling.
So far, 1,025 Wendy’s stores have been affected. The fast food chain is working to help their customers who may have been targeted. They’ve launched a customer support hotline to help customers stay protected or rebound from the fraud.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the attack you can call 1-866-779-0485 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., excluding major holidays.
This case of virtual fraud is just one of many over the last few years. The most notable incident happened at Target stores across the nation during the holiday shopping season in 2013.