Source Of Fairmont Credit Fraud 26 Mar 14

Law enforcement officials and banks in the Fairmont area have now received more than 200 reports of credit and debit card fraud over the past week, and have apparently identified the source of the data breach. An investigation has found that the Fairmont restaurant “El Agave” had their point-of-sale system hacked. The restaurant was reportedly unaware of the crime, but has taken immediate steps to implement a new system. The fraudulent charges have been made in at least thirteen states for thousands of dollars, and the cardholders affected had all made purchases at El Agave. An “outside entity” is believed to have installed malware software to track, capture and transmit credit information. The public is encouraged to review their credit and debit card history for unauthorized charges against their accounts, and anyone who used their card at El Agave since November of 2013 is encouraged to contact their bank to see what preventative measures should be taken. The US Secret Service is assisting in the investigation.