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Noodles warns of credit card breach

Posted: 4:59 AM, May 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-24 07:19:14-04

If you’ve eaten at Noodles & Company this year, check your credit card statement for charges you didn’t make.

The Broomfield-based chain of fast-casual restaurants has notified financial agencies, which in turn are sharing the news with customers.

“We have received information from Visa that during a recent security review, your Visa card number was identified as possibly being compromised at Noodles & Company locations and is at risk for unauthorized charges. Don’t worry — you won’t have to worry about paying for unauthorized charges because your card is backed by Visa’s Zero Liability protection (some limitations apply),” reads an e-mail sent to a customer Monday by Denver Community Credit Union. The bank is sending a new credit card.

Noodles officials responded Monday with this statement: “We are currently investigating some unusual activity reported to us on May 17, 2016, by our credit card processor. Once we received this report, we alerted law enforcement officials and we are working with third-party forensic experts. Our investigation is ongoing and we will continue to share information.”

KrebsOnSecurity.com, a security-news site run by journalist Brian Krebs, wrote about the breach last Monday. He had heard from multiple financial institutions about “a pattern of fraudulent charges on customer cards that were used at various Noodles & Company locations between January 2016 and the present.”

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