Costco has sent out breach notification letters to an unknown number of victims after multiple people took to social media to complain about fraudulent charges connected to the company.
First reported by Bleeping Computer, the letter says payment card information was compromised through a card skimming device at certain Costco locations.
“We recently discovered a payment card skimming device at a Costco warehouse you recently visited. Our member records indicate that you swiped your payment card to make a purchase at the affected terminal during the time the device may have been operating,” Costco said in the letter.
The company said they discovered the card skimmer after an inspection of its pin pads and said law enforcement has been contacted.
The letter added that even if victims have not seen any suspicious charges, they should still call their bank to “discuss possible options for avoiding potential problems in case” their card was inappropriately used.
Costco is offering victims IDX identity theft protection services which include 12 months of credit monitoring, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy and ID theft recovery services.