Scam alert: Eataly is warning customers that hackers broke into its credit card system. If you ate anything or bought something with a credit card between January 16 and April 2nd, your credit card may have been compromised.
Eataly, the popular Italian gourmet food stop at 23rd St. and Fifth Avenue, has placed a prominent warning of what is described as a potential security incident on its website, and is offering affected customers one year of complimentary fraud resolution and identity protection services.
Eataly says the malware installed by the hackers has been scrubbed clean and that and customers can once again safely use their credit cards.
If you made a credit card payment at Eataly while the system was hacked, check your bills carefully for any suspicious activity.
Actually, that’s good advice even if you didn’t make an Eataly credit card purchase.
There are two rules for credit cards –
Rule One, pay your bills on time to avoid insane ridiculous interest charges as much as 24%.
Rule Two, check your bills every month for charges you do not recognize, and report them immediately to the bank which issued the card.
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