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Company: PIN Pads Tampered, No Debit Purchases


May 13, 2011

Michaels Stores, Inc., has announced that approximately 90 PIN pads in at least 20 U.S. states have shown "signs of tampering," reports the Associated Press. As a result, customers can only make purchases with cash, checks or credit cards for now. The company announced earlier this month that Chicago-area stores were affected. In response, Michaels has "disabled and quarantined suspicious PIN pads and removed another 7,200 as a precautionary measure" and is currently looking into whether PIN pads in Canadian stores were affected.
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