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Forever 21 Identity Theft Scam

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Racked NY reports that Forever 21 has issued a press release about its role in the country's biggest identity theft scam. Apparently, the fast fashion chain didn't know its customers had been affected until 11 people had been charged and the US Secret Service let them know. Now, Forever 21 has determined "approximately 98,930 credit and debit card numbers" were stolen. "They've also put together a list of specific dates when their system was hacked: March 25 and 26, June 23, and July 2 and 3 of 2004; plus August 4, 5, 13, and 14 of 2007...20,500 of the cards were from a Forever 21 in Fresno, CA, and half of the cards have since expired." [Racked NY]

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