Capitol Hill credit card fraud wave tied to Broadway Grill
jseattle continues to provide updates to a rash of fraud reports in the area:
The investigation into more than 100 reported cases of credit card fraud across Capitol Hill has identified a Broadway restaurant as one “point of interest.” Like the victims who have had their bank and credit accounts hit for fraudulent charges in the thousands of dollars, Capitol Hill’s Broadway Grill is also a victim in this wave as personal and business accounts related to the restaurant have been compromised along with accounts of a not-yet-known number of customers who ate and drank at the popular eatery.
We received the following statement from one of the partners behind the Broadway Grill, Matthew Walsh:
… Not only were our personal accounts compromised but our business savings and operating accounts have also been compromised.
We are a tiny little company trying to manage this huge monster of a restaurant and for someone to swoop in and try to completely wipe our accounts is a really scary thing. I am seriously worried about the future of our business without the support of our community.
We do not know yet if Broadway Grill represents the only breached business on the Hill or if investigators have identified others in the area.[…]
Investigators will not say how the account information was breached so it is not yet clear what role Broadway Grill’s point of sale technology played in the crimes. We contacted the Grill’s POS service provider, Action Systems, Inc. in Silver Springs, Maryland. While they confirmed Broadway Grill’s involvement in the investigation via phone, their statement sent to us in e-mail does not specify if ASI has been contacted by investigators.
Read more on Capitol Hill Seattle and kudos to them for staying on this to bring the public more details.