Wendy’s investigating credit card breach

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy’s says it is investigating reports of “unusual activity” on payment cards that had been used at some of its restaurants.

The company says it learned from payment industry contacts this month of reports indicating fraudulent charges may have occurred on cards that had been used legitimately at some of its locations. It says it is has launched an investigation with the help of cybersecurity experts and that it is cooperating with law enforcement officials.

“Until this investigation is completed, it is difficult to determine with certainty the nature or scope of any potential incident,” the company said.

Wendy’s Co., based in Dublin, Ohio, encouraged customers to watch for unauthorized charges on their cards.

The investigation was first reported by the website KrebsOnSecurity on Wednesday.

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  • A banker

    You are better off using a REAL credit card… Not a debit card for all transactions. I work for a bank and it is easier to dispute charges on CREDIT cards than debit cards. We are gonna assume YOU did the charges on a debit card, and forget about the “visa or Mastercard guarantee” on a debit card as IT DOES NOT APPLY. use your pin with EVERY purchase… Don’t get lazy. Seriously. And as always, before calling your bank have the name and outcome of your contact with the merchant. The bank should be the SECOND call you make…. NOT THE FIRST. Your problem is with the MERCHANT not the bank.