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[Dataloss] Wesco gas stations, feds investigate possible fraud
From: Dissent (Dissentpogowasright.org)
Date: Fri Nov 03 2006 - 13:15:30 CST
The West Shore Bank story I posted earlier referenced a possible Wesco
Officials for Wesco gas stations say they are working with federal
authorities and customers to investigate an apparent breach in credit
card confidentiality in recent months.
The Muskegon-based company, which runs about 50 Michigan gas
station/convenience stores, recently posted statements on its pumps
urging customers to verify credit card transactions because of
Suspect transactions may have happened between July 25 and Sept. 7,
The Muskegon Chronicle and the Grand Haven Tribune reported. It wasn't
known whether cards used at pumps, inside stores or both were
The company said it was working with the U.S. attorney's office for
the Western District of Michigan and the Secret Service. The
investigation began when financial institutions reported inaccurate
charges on customer statements.
Related statement on Wesco site: http://www.gowesco.com/consumer.htm
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