Town and Country Residents Fall Victim to Schnucks Debit, Credit Card Security Breach

Town and Country police are receiving theft reports and they're warning residents to contact their banks if they find their credit and debit card accounts have been compromised.

The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department.

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Town and Country police sent out an email alert Tuesday stating they have received a number of complaints regarding identity theft related to the Schnucks network intrusion.

As previously reported by Patch, residents throughout the St. Louis area have been finding fraudulent charges on their debit and credit cards after shopping at Schnucks. The charges are coming from around the country.

Town and Country police are advising residents to contact their banks immediately with any issues regarding the incidents.

"If you have shopped at Schnucks and used a debit or credit card, please contact the financial institution associated with those cards if you have any issues or concerns," police stated in the email.

Police also said, Town and Country residents who have fraudulent activity on their accounts may contact Lieutenant Rick Kranz. He can be reached during business hours in person, or by emailing ranzrg@town-and-country.org, or by calling 314-587-2860.

As previously reported, Schnucks issued a statement this weekend that a "very intense" investigation revealed that the grocery store chain was the victim of a cyberattack and the problem was "found and contained."

Town and Country police also emailed residents an article Tuesday that was written by Detective James Gorman and contains information on identity theft. Patch readers can find that information in the PDF portion of this article.


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