NOTICE OF DATA INCIDENT

 

On August 1, 2022, Weis Markets, Inc. (“Weis Markets”) discovered a skimmer at Weis Market’s Store 122 located at 9270 All Saints Road, Laurel, Maryland. On August 24, 2022, Weis Markets discovered a second skimmer at Weis Market’s Store 229 located at 7005 Security Boulevard, Windsor Mills, Maryland. Upon discovering the skimmers, Weis Markets promptly began an internal investigation and engaged a forensic security firm to conduct an investigation. Additionally, Weis Markets notified law enforcement and its payment processor. 

The forensic investigation recently concluded and determined that the skimmers were capable of capturing track data from credit/debit cards, including PIN data. The investigation did not identify evidence confirming that the unknown third party captured any individuals’ credit/debit card information from the skimmers. Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, Weis Markets conducted a comprehensive review of the two (2) checkout lanes where the skimmers were located and on October 3, 2022, Weis Markets determined that certain individuals’ credit/debit card numbers with and without PINs related to certain transactions from July 1, 2022 to August 1, 2022 at Store 122 and certain transactions from August 9, 2022 to August 25, 2022 at Store 229 may have been accessed by the unknown third party.

Weis Markets is not aware of anyone’s information having been misused in relation to the incident; however, as a precautionary measure, involved individuals should remain vigilant to protect against potential fraud and/or identity theft by, among other things, reviewing their account statements, monitoring their credit reports closely, and notifying their financial institutions if unusual activity is detected. They should also promptly report any fraudulent activity or suspected identity theft to proper law enforcement authorities, including the police and their state’s attorney general. Affected individuals may also wish to review the tips provided by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on fraud alerts, security/credit freezes and steps that they can take to avoid identity theft. For more information and to contact the FTC, please visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338). Affected individuals may also contact the FTC at: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. 

Contact information for the three national credit reporting agencies is as follows:

Equifax Experian TransUnion
1-800-349-9960 1-888-397-3742

1-800-888-4213

www.equifax.com www.experian.com www.transunion.com
P.O. Box 105788 P.O. Box 9554 P.O. Box 1000
Atlanta, GA 30348

Allen, TX 75013

Chester, PA 19016

 

 

 

 

 

Weis Markets takes the security of individuals’ personal information very seriously and apologizes for any inconvenience or concern this incident might cause. Additional information is available via a confidential, toll-free inquiry line at 1-866-999-9347 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Central, Monday through Friday.