Credit Card Info Hacked At Penn Station Sub Shops

Penn Station is a chain of 238 sandwich shops around the country. It’s also the latest business to have its customers’ credit card info stolen.

The company first announced the breach on June 1 but has recently update the list of affected restaurants, saying that, as of June 5, it knows of at least 59 Penn Station shops in 9 states — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia — that could be affected by the breach.

The full list of affected Penn Station shops is HERE.

Customers at these restaurants are advised to immediately check their credit card balances to see if there is any unusual activity. It also couldn’t hurt to check your credit reports to make sure no one is trying to open a new line of credit in your name.

Since the chain processes all debit cards as credit cards, it says that no PINs were compromised in the hack.

Penn Station says the data breach likely began in March and that the company made immediate changes to how it processes card payments. These changes were made at all Penn Station shops, not just those affected by the breach.

The problem was detected after a customer noticed abuse on his credit card shortly after using it at Penn Station. The company subsequently contacted its payment processor and federal authorities.

If you used your card at Penn Station and want to speak to someone at the chain, you can call 1-513-474-5957, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

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Thanks to Rob for the tip!

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