Big Y warns customers about card skimmers at 2 CT stores

Big Y (WFSB)

Big Y is warning some Connecticut customers after credit card “skimmers” were removed from five stores including two in the state over the past week.

The “skimmers” were removed from food service/pizza registers at the Rocky Hill and Avon stores last week.

Big Y officials notified their customers and said they are “investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.” Police are working with Big Y.

“We have inspected all of our terminals, and we continue to do so. Although our investigation is ongoing, at this time we have no reason to believe that any customer data was compromised. If this changes, we promptly will notify impacted individuals and provide them with information so that they can take steps to protect themselves,” Big Y said in statement on Tuesday.

Big Y said all customers should "review their bank and credit card statements for any signs of fraudulent activity," as a best practice. If customers have any concerns or questions, they were advised to contact their bank or credit card company.

"The security and privacy of our customers is of utmost importance to us at Big Y. As such, we take our daily security protocols to protect our customers and business very seriously,” Big Y said in statement on Tuesday.

Customers with any concerns or questions can call the Big Y toll-free number at 1-877-914-2449, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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