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Card Compromise at Wendy’s Restaurants

Posted on July 8, 2016 Security Center 0 comments

United Heritage Credit Union makes every effort to ensure the safety of your private financial information. For this reason, we are alerting you to a large card compromise that has occurred at Wendy’s fast food locations, including ones in Austin, Kyle and Pflugerville.
 
The breach is believed to have begun in late 2015 and might not yet be contained. As of July 7, 2016, Wendy’s has confirmed that card information has been stolen at more than 1,000 of its locations. Because of this, UHCU recommends anyone who eats at Wendy's use cash when making a purchase there. 
 
The Wendy’s location at 1000 East 41st Street in Central Austin has been confirmed as a location potentially affected by the breach between the dates of December 2, 2015, and June 8, 2016.

The Wendy's locations at 20584 Interstate 35 in Kyle and 1425 Wells Branch Parkway in Pflugerville have also been confirmed as locations potentially affected by the breach between the same dates. To search a full list of potentially affected locations, click here.
 
Wendy’s said the attack targeted the following payment card data: cardholder name, credit or debit card number, expiration date, cardholder verification value and service code. The cardholder verification value is not the three- or four digit-value that is sometimes used in online transactions.
 
Wendy’s is providing one year of complimentary fraud consultation and identity restoration services to all customers who used a payment card at a potentially affected restaurant during the time the restaurant may have been affected. For instructions on how to access this service, call 866.779.0485 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.
 
United Heritage Credit Union encourages anyone who has used a payment card at a Wendy’s restaurant within the past year to review their account statements and monitor their credit report for unauthorized activity.
 
If you notice any fraudulent charges within your account, please visit a branch or call our Telephone Service Center at 512.435.4545, 903.597.7484 or 800.531.2328.
 

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