The credit card payment system at the popular Waterworks Car Wash off South Broadway in Denver was compromised in February and the business says thousands of patrons’ data could be at risk.
Waterworks says it was alerted on March 27 that its third-party, point-of-sale system was intruded.
“To date, the investigation indicates that the intruder placed malware on the point-of-sale system,” the business said in a news release on Friday. “And by doing so (the intruder) gained access to our customers’ payment card data, including the cardholder’s first and last name, payment card number, and security code.”
Anyone who used a credit or debit card at the 276 Broadway business between Feb. 18 and Feb. 28 could be at risk.
Waterworks owner Jon Oppenheimer estimated 3,000 to 4,000 customers could be affected. He told The Denver Post that the breach possibly impacted other car washes across the country.
Waterworks is offering one year of complimentary credit monitoring through Kroll to alleviate any concerns affected customers may have. Patrons can visit activate.kroll.com to enroll.
Waterworks also recommends patrons contact their credit or debit card company to get a replacement card. “We suggest that you remain vigilant and review your banking and card statements as well as credit reports,” the release said, “and report any suspicious activity to the relevant financial institution.”
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