Michaels Stores hit with 2nd suit seeking class-action status [repost]


Becky Yerak reports:

Michaels Stores Inc., which disclosed that its checkout-line PIN pads were tampered with in Illinois and 19 other states, has been hit with two lawsuits seeking class-action status by consumers alleging that the arts and crafts retailer failed to safeguard shoppers’ credit and debit card information and PIN numbers.

The latest lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois by Libertyville resident Mary Allen, who said an $18.16 purchase at a Michaels in Vernon Hills on March 15 led to more than $1,000 in unauthorized transactions.

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