Made in Oregon Data Breach Lawsuit | Stolen Credit Card Information
According to The Oregonian, “The Portland-based gift retailer sent letters last week to 7,800 customers who purchased items online between February and August informing them that their data may have been compromised. The company said in the letter that customers’ names, billing addresses, shipping addresses, email addresses and credit card information may have been compromised.”
“Made in Oregon says that thousands of online customers may have had their personal and credit card information stolen during a data breach earlier this year .”
According to Made in Oregon, “The data breach was limited to customers who made online purchases. Customers who placed orders over the phone and those who made in-store purchases were not affected. Made in Oregon is aware of a small number of customers whose credit cards have been used fraudulently.”
Data breaches occur when unauthorized parties gain access to private information. It can be the result of a cyberattack that exposes a corporation’s databases or a restaurant’s payment systems. When a data breach happens to a restaurant group, financial information and credit card information from customers can be compromised. This can lead to a number of problems, including fraudulent credit card transactions and identity theft.
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer information. If you’ve been notified of the Made in Oregon data breach or have shopped online at Made in Oregon in 2020, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
What is a Data Breach?
A data breach means that private/confidential information is accessed and/or exposed by unauthorized people or organizations. The information acquired from data breaches can include name, login information, passwords, e-mail and physical addresses, credit card numbers, etc. In some instances, it can even include Social Security numbers.
Companies and institutions storing data for consumers have a legal obligation to keep it secure and inaccessible to third parties. They can be held liable for failing to keep your information safe. If Made in Oregon failed to adequately safeguard your financial information, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
Data Breach: Why Made in Oregon?
Although the headlines typically focus on ransomware, credit card thieves continue to attack merchants like Made in Oregon. Cybercriminals continue to attack companies, retailers, and merchants that have not installed credit card readers that require chip-based payment cards. Additionally, many companies do not have adequate safeguards and security measures in place to protect from data breaches.
NYU researchers found that one cyber criminal, BriansClub, “earned close to $104 million in gross revenue from 2015 to early 2019, and listed over 19 million unique card numbers for sale.”
Made in Oregon Data Breach | What Should You Do?
If Made in Oregon sent you a notice that a data breach occurred and your information was compromised, you should take a few steps to protect yourself.
- If credit/debit card information was stolen, you should cancel your credit/debit card and ask for a new one;
- Change your passwords and security questions for the breached accounts. If you use the same or similar passwords for other accounts, change them as well;
- If your Social Security number was stolen, you might consider a credit freeze and should have a credit monitoring service set up;
Protecting yourself after a data breach comes at a high price, and you will have to spend time and money to make sure you are not the victim of fraud and identity theft. That is why it is imperative that you take action and demand compensation.
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations and merchants around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer information. Please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
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Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway represents consumers in lawsuits against corporations and merchants around the world that fail to adequately safeguard customer information. If your information has been compromised, please contact Peiffer Wolf by filling out an online contact form or by calling 314-833-4827 for a FREE Consultation.
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