Uh oh -- another day; another potential data breach.
Non-profit organization Goodwill Industries International says it's working with federal investigators to identify whether a possible data breach comprising customer credit card information has occurred.
"We are proactively engaged with them and all autonomous Goodwill headquarters to identify what problem, if any, exists so that we can take prompt and appropriate actions as well as communicate as needed to any affected parties," Michael Meyer, vice president of donated goods retail, said in a written statement.
Krebs learned of the potential breach after a number of financial institutions told him they were tracking fraudulent charges back to cards used at Goodwill thrift stores.
Goodwill owns and operates more than 2,900 stores in the U.S. In his statement, Meyer said Goodwill does not have one central point of sale system.
By now, you may be familiar with what to do if you think your information was caught in a data breach. Still, as a quick refresher, it's a good idea to set up alerts and monitor online billing statements for suspicious charges.
If fraudulent charges do appear, notify your issuer immediately to have them removed to minimize the chances of being held liable. And, should you have reason to believe your financial and/or personal information was, in fact, compromised, notify the three credit reporting agencies -- Experian, Equifax and TransUnion -- to place a fraud alert on your credit report.
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