AL: Debit scam hits Hanceville business

Benjamin Bullard reports:

Hanceville police are cautioning residents to be on guard against a sophisticated debit card wire scam that has leached hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers whose card numbers have been stolen remotely from pay terminals at one or more local businesses.

The primary target in the theft so far has been the Dairy Queen, located at 812 Main Street in Hanceville. Police say they are unsure whether their investigation will ultimately involve other businesses.

“At that location, somebody has apparently tapped into the Internet server and hacked into the debit card system, and they’re printing out the customers’ debit card numbers and using them all over California and Georgia,” said Hanceville police Capt. Jimmy Rodgers.

Read more in the Cullman Times.

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