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Card information stolen

Published 11:28am Friday, May 17, 2013

MAPCO fuel and convenience stores is alerting customers after a recent payment card information breach.

According to MAPCO, third-party hackers used malware to access the payment card processing systems in its stores during the dates of March 19-25, April 14-15, and April 20-21.

MAPCO is alerting customers that if they’ve used a credit or debit card to make a purchase at a MAPCO Express, Inc. store during those time frames, their credit or debit card information may have been exposed.

The hackers may have stolen information that could potentially be used to initiate fraudulent credit and debit card transactions.

MAPCO Express, Inc. stores include MAPCO Express, MAPCO Mart, East Coast, Discount Food Mart, Fast Food and Fuel, Delta Express, and Favorite Markets in northern and central Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, northern Georgia, Kentucky, northern Mississippi, and Virginia.

Alexander City has three MAPCO Express, Inc. stores ­– Delta Express on Alabama Highway 22, Discount Food Mart on Hillabee Street, MAPCO Mart on U.S. Highway 280.

There’s also a Victory Fuels located in New Site.

After the security breach,MAPCO alerted the FBI’s Joint Cyber Crime Task Force for assistance in finding those responsible for the security breach.

MAPCO is recommending customers review their most recent credit and debit card account statements and report any suspicious activity to their card issuer.

To report suspicious activity, contact your local police department.

To report identity theft, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or at 1-877-ID-THEFT.

Those with questions regarding the security breach can contact MAPCO at 1-877-297-2081.

  • SusanneB

    I would like to know why Murphy (Wal-Mart) Gas Station charges $1.00 initally to pump gasoline, the one dollar shows on my bank statement immediately and then several days later the full amount plus that one dollar is charged. That is a form of theft. Yes I know it’s only one dollar but it adds up if it’s happening to everyone.

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