TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Credit Information Stolen From DSW Stores

Re: Credit Information Stolen From DSW Stores

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 23:29:29 -0400

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Thieves who accessed a DSW Shoe Warehouse
database obtained 1.4 million credit card numbers and the names on
those accounts _ 10 times more than investigators estimated last

DSW Shoe Warehouse said Monday that it has contact information for
about half of those people and started sending letters notifying them
of the thefts, which happened at 108 stores in 25 states between
November and February. A list of the stores is available on the
company's Web site.

The stolen information did not include home addresses or personal
identification numbers, the Columbus, Ohio-based company said in a

The company, a subsidiary of Retail Ventures Inc., announced the
thefts last month after notifying federal authorities and credit card
companies. At the time, the Secret Service said only that information
involving more than 100,000 people had been compromised.

Besides the credit card numbers, the thieves obtained driver's license
numbers and checking account numbers from 96,000 transactions
involving checks, the company said. Customer names, addresses and
Social Security numbers were not stolen, DSW said.


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