Shoppers Remain Wary of Possible Retail Data Breach
DICKSON CITY — Arts and crafts retailer Michaels may be the latest chain store to suffer a security breach, but customers in Dickson City shopped at the store on Sunday despite a possible attack.
“Well, I’ll definitely be paying cash today and I’ll be thinking twice before I use my debit card at a lot of stores,” said Courtney Davies of Greentown.
Some shoppers hadn’t heard the news.
“I found out about it when I left the store, after using my credit card,” said Maria Wilson of Dalton.
This isn’t the first possible security breach at a retail store. Just a few weeks ago, Target had a similar issue, but shoppers in Dickson City said they’re still coming out to both stores.
“The chances of you being the person who gets their identity stolen isn’t actually that great,” said Dana Reese of Fleetville.
“I think it’s just a concern with using credit or debit while shopping, or using the internet. If you use any form of payment other than cash, you’re taking your chances. I just assume there’s no privacy anyway,” added Wilson.
The CEO of the company said the investigation is still ongoing, and they cannot determine if any customers have been affected.
Shoppers said they hope it doesn’t happen at another store.
“There some sort of attack on retailers or something? Yeah, I don’t know it does really surprise me,” said Davies.
The retailer has released a statement regarding the investigation.
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