More on this debit card fraud case from the last few weeks.
A spate of fraudulent debit card charges in Massachusetts, New Mexico and Bermuda is being linked to a case that led some West Coast financial institutions last month to replace 200,000 cards.
Citibank, a major issuer of debit and credit cards, has “detected several hundred fraudulent cash withdrawals in three countries,” spokesman Robert Julavitis wrote in an e-mail Tuesday. The bank told customers the thefts are a result of an information breach at a “third-party business” that it did not name.
Meanwhile, at least seven financial institutions in Western Massachusetts reissued debit cards last week after hundreds of customers noticed charges on their accounts from places like Barcelona, Spain, Pakistan and Romania, said Christopher Goetcheus, spokesman for the state’s Consumer Affairs Office.
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