Three Safeway grocery stores in Colorado were targeted in a credit card skimming attack last month, the company said Wednesday. Skimmers were found on three point-of-sale machines in the self-checkout areas of the stores at 9160 W. Colfax Ave. in Lakewood; 3800 W. 44th Ave. in Denver; and 27152 Main St. in Conifer, said Safeway spokeswoman Kris Staaf. Skimmers can scan and capture credit card data such as the card number and personal identification numbers. Stolen information can then be copied onto the magnetic strip of a blank card. The skimming devices were found in early November, and no others have been discovered since, Staaf said. She said only transactions in early November were affected. Safeway is working with U.S. Secret Service to investigate the breaches, she said.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Denver Post