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New Credit Card Data Breach Reported at Select Hotels

submitted on February 3, 2014 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
An odd pattern of credit card fraud has been reported for guests who stayed at select hotels in 2013. Fraudulent charges were made in gift shops, restaurants and other properties within Marriott hotels managed by White Lodging hotel management firm. This potentially could expose to the risk of theft anyone who used their credit or debit card at the 168 select Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, and Westin hotels in 21 states managed by White Lodging Corporation. So far the reports are limited to hundreds of cards used only at Marriott.
Earlier this month, multiple sources in the banking industry began sharing data indicating that they were seeing a pattern of fraud on hundreds of cards that were all previously used at Marriott hotels from roughly March 23, 2013 on through the end of last year. But those same sources said they were puzzled by the pattern of fraud, because it was seen only at specific Marriott hotels, including locations in Austin, Chicago Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville and Tampa. Turns out, the common thread among all of those Marriott locations is that they are managed by Merrillville, Indiana-based White Lodging Services Corporation.


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