Casinos are the latest place to suffer from security breaches

According to Graham Cluley, gamblers are facing a new casino issue in addition to finding luck and a hot table.

FireKeepers Casino and Hotel located in Battle Creek, Michigan, is the latest casino to be hit with a point of sale security breach.

If you used a credit or debit card at any location on FireKeepers premises your personal information may be at risk. The casino did not say when data security was found to have lapsed, making it possible that data has been at risk since it first opened in 2009.

If you used your credit or debit card for an online payment on the company’s website, your information should be safe, as a different system is used. In addition, their ATMs are also believed to be safe because they are also connected to a separate system.

As of now, Firekeepers has changed their point of sale system and has informed the authorities of the breach. They have listed a range of answers to questions many customers have on their website.

As a customer, you do have some control over the protection of your debit and credit card information. Although you cannot control what point of sale systems vendors use, you can:

  • Check and recheck your annual credit report.
  • Contact your bank to cancel a possibly at-risk card and obtain a new one.
  • Review transactions regularly and if fraudulent charges are found, report them right away.
  • Update credit and debit cards used for automatic payments.

If someone has stolen your information, act quickly to limit the amount of damage. Call the companies where the fraud has occurred, place a fraud alert on your account, report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission and file a police report with local authorities.

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