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Sears shares new details about customer information data breach

Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 8:50 AM


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Sears is sharing more information with customers who could be impacted by a data breach in March that may have shared names, addresses and payment card information.

A vendor providing online support services to websites at Sears.com and Kmart.com informed the company that the vendor had experienced a security incident that may have affected the names, addresses, and payment card information for customers who placed or attempted to place orders on the Sears.com or Kmart.com websites between Sept. 27 and Oct. 12.

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“Today, out of an abundance of care for our customers and to comply with various state regulations and requirements, we want to make sure potentially impacted customers in those states and those who may have missed the previously announced incident know the steps they can take to safeguard their information and their rights under their state’s laws,” Sears said in a statement.

Sears encouraged all customers who believe they may be affected by this incident to monitor their card statements and review their free credit reports, and otherwise remain vigilant for suspected incidents of fraud or identity theft. Sears has notified the credit card companies of this incident, and is conducting a thorough investigation.

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