Thursday, May 9, 2013
The cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said. The news comes after thousands of Schnucks customers had their credit and debit cards compromised due to a security breach.
Customers of Commerce Bank should keep an eye on the mail. You're likely getting new debit cards, even if you didn't ask for one. Clayton-based Commerce Bancshares confirms that customers throughout the region are getting new cards as a precaution following a security breach at Schnucks grocery stores around the area that compromised customer financial data. Carl Bradbury, Commerce's Director of Consumer Products, wouldn't identify Schnucks by name in an interview Thursday but did acknowledge "a large event" where cards were considered compromised, prompting the move. The decision to re-issue does not mean that a customer's card was necessarily compromised, but that it was used during a time period where others were. Bradbury also said …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Whether you shopped at Schnucks and discovered your card information was stolen or not, here's some tips to tackle identity theft in this case and others.
It doesn't matter if you shopped at Schnucks during the breach period: Identity theft can happen anytime, anywhere. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) That's what Kris Schmidt, assistant special agent of the Secret Service's St. Louis office, is emphasizing. Schmidt told Patch the breach into Schnucks' server that was discovered last month is an example of how information can be stolen on a very large scale. "Nobody really knows if it's safe to use your card or not until there's a breach," Schmidt said. As Patch previously reported, the cyberattack affected customers' debit and credit card numbers used at the grocery chain between December 2012 and March 29 of this year. A KMOV report shared that 2.4 million …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The grocer is still investigating the scope of a data breach that compromised debit and credit card information.
A Schnucks spokesperson Tuesday could not specify exactly when, but said the grocer will identify a list of stores impacted by a cyberattack last month which left customers vulnerable to identity theft and fraudulent charges on their debit or credit cards along with a timeframe if when they were vulnerable. The company has already announced that it had "found and contained" the problem, but hasn't said exactly how it happened. "We have never spoken to scope of this because we just don't know it," Lori Willis said by phone Tuesday morning. The company released a weekend statement updating the situation, which you can read below. "We announced on March 30 that we had found and contained the issue. We strongly believe our containment …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Maryland Heights-based grocer has been feeling the wrath of customers who have had their bank accounts and credit cards compromised by identity thieves this month.
A spokeswoman for Schnucks told Patch Friday night that the grocery store chain has not been able to pinpoint the source of a breach that has left customers across the St. Louis region vulnerable to identity theft and bank accounts at risk. The Secret Service, which as of earlier this week was not officially involved in an investigation but had been in touch with local law enforcement agencies, speculated that it could be a third party which processes credit and debit card transactions. Once those card numbers are obtained, they are sold online in a black market, purchased by someone who creates new cards with the old numbers and racks up charges. In many cases, those charges are flagged by the card issuer and the consumer is cleared of …
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Chesterfield Police blotter provides information on reported incidents from June 27 though June 28.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. June 27 June 28 Earlier May 20 Someone took an iPod, GPS unit and cash from an unlocked vehicle in the 20 block of Chesterfield Lakes Road. May 17 Someone used a victim's credit card information to make purchases through PayPal. The incident was reported in the 14000 block of Brittania Drive. June 24 For questions about this blotter, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Chesterfield Police Blotter from June 1 to June 5.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 Earlier May 29 A 19-year-old man and another man took game systems from a store in the 14000 block of Clayton Road. For questions about this blotter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Chesterfield Police blotter from April 14 to May 4.
The following information was provided by the Chesterfield Police. April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 A juvenile was found in possession of alcohol in the 1200 block of Wildhorse Meadows Drive. The juvenile was released to his or her parents. April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 April 23 April 24 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 A 55-year-old man was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in the 14000 block of Clayton Road. It was discovered that he was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, too. April 29 May 1 May 2 May 3 May 4 Earlier December 2010 March 20 A 39-year-old woman wrote a check to a business in the 17000 block of Chesterfield Airport Road for furniture. The check was returned because the …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Chesterfield Police blotter from Feb. 24 to March 1.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police Department. Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Someone used a victim’s credit card to make fraudulent purchases. The incident was reported in the 1800 block of Shadywood Court. March 1 Someone continues to call a business in the 100 block of Long Road despite being told to stop. Earlier Feb. 8 A 25-year-old man created fake merchandise returns and took cash from his place of employment in Chesterfield Mall between Nov. 26 and Feb. 8. Feb. 9 Two fraudulent transactions were made on a victim’s checking account, and their business credit card was used for online purchases. The incident was reported in the 2200 block of Hester Street. Feb. 21 Someone forged a victim’s name…
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Chesterfield Police blotter from Jan. 16 to Jan. 24.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police Department. Jan. 16 A victim reported a debit account number was used for two purchases in Georgia. The crime was reported at a home on the 15000 Black Birch Drive. Jan. 17 A victim’s credit card was used to buy a laptop computer. The victim reported the crime on the 1500 block of Woodroyal West Drive. Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 23 A cell phone was stolen from the break room of a business on the 100 block of Four Seasons Shopping Center. Jan. 24 There was a fire at a home on the 200 block of Stablestone Drive. Earlier Aug. 29 Someone opened a credit card in the victim’s deceased mother’s name and used it between Aug. 20 and Aug. 29. The crime was reported …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Chesterfield Police blotter from Jan. 1 to Jan. 17.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police Department. Jan. 11 A victim reported a credit card number was used by someone else. The fraud was reported at a home on the 13000 block of Post Road. Jan. 12 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 A 23-year-old is suspected of stealing sunglasses and electronics from a store on the 100 block of THF Boulevard. Jan. 17 Earlier Sept. 13 A 46-year-old woman is suspected of writing a check to a dental office with insufficient funds in her account. The office is located on McBride and Son Center Drive. Dec. 11 Suspects opened two credit cards in the victim’s name. The identity theft was reported from a home on the 2100 block of Fairway Bend. Dec. 12 Suspects used a victim’s account …