VA: Valley Credit, Debit Card Numbers Stolen

Well, here we go again. Is this a new breach or part of one we already know about? Only time and investigation will tell.

Pete DeLea reports:

At least 30 debit and credit card numbers belonging to customers shopping or using services in the McGaheysville area have been stolen and fraudulently used in the last three months, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Felicia Glick, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said Wednesday that about three dozen complaints have been called into the office since November. Some have come from area residents, others from banks that first noticed the fraud, Glick said.

About a half dozen businesses are involved, including Massanutten Resort, sources say. The number of cases is growing, Glick said.

On Wednesday, she said the sheriff’s office received 17 complaints.

“It keeps mushrooming. We’re finding more and more as we’re looking further into it,” Glick said.

She said at first the local numbers were being fraudulently used for goods and services in Florida, but their use has spread throughout the United States and to other countries.

But, Glick said, investigators believe the crime spree has a local connection.

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