Police advise getting new card numbers
Persons who have used credit cards or debit cards at any of the Champaign County Schnucks stores since December should call their credit card companies to get new numbers, according to local police.
A Schnucks website — http://www.schnucks.com/card_stores.asp — lists the Schnucks at 109 N. Mattis Ave., C; 1301 Savoy Plaza Center, Savoy; and 200 N. Vine St., U, as three of the stores where credit and debit card information may have been compromised.
At all three stores, transactions between Dec. 10, 2012, and March 29 may have been affected, according to a written release from Schnucks.
Schnucks spokeswoman Lori Willis said that only the card number and expiration date would have been accessed, not the cardholder's name, address or any other identifying information.
Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said persons who believe their credit or debit card information may have been compromised should call their credit card company.
"If you are worried about it, you should change your credit card or debit card number," Morgan said. "Ask the credit card company to issue you a new card with a new number. Once they do that, any number someone else may have would no longer be valid."
Morgan said that persons who believe that their credit card or debit card account was used without authorization should notify both the credit card and debit card company and their local police department.
In addition, Schnucks has created a dedicated call center for customers with questions about what happened and steps they can take to protect themselves. They may call 1-888-414-8022 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20-21.