Kevin McCallum reports:
Shoppers who used the self-checkout lines at 21 Lucky supermarkets in the Bay Area should cancel their accounts to protect their money, the company that owns the grocery chain announced Monday.
The warning does not yet include Lucky’s Supermarkets in the North Bay, but a store in Petaluma was under investigation as a possible site of theft.
Save Mart Supermarkets, owner of about 70 Lucky markets in Northern California, issued an alert saying it “strongly recommend(s)” that shoppers take the precautionary measure following reports of a security breach at the stores’ ATM/credit card readers.
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Usually businesses advise customers to remain alert and monitor their accounts. For a chain to advise canceling accounts is a bit unusual. According to the report, ”On Monday, the company confirmed that 80 employees and customers so far were victims of thefts or attempted thefts from their accounts. Most occurred over the weekend, Rockwell said.”