The credit card information of Weekends Only online shoppers has been compromised, the furniture retailer has learned.
The company says Aptos, the company that hosts its online payment platform experienced a data breach. That company is working with cyber security experts, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice in the investigation.
Weekends Only has mailed a letter and is offering complimentary identity monitoring and restoration services to about 8,000 potentially affected customers.
The data breach does not affect any customers who made purchases in Weekends Only retail stores.
One customer who received a letter from Weekends Only says he was shocked, especially since he hasn't shopped at the furniture store in at least four years.
"I thought it might be a scam or something, so I called them," said Michael Doyle.
Michael Doyle immediately called the Weekends Only store in Bridgeton. He says the furniture store told him that all customers were being notified of the security breach.
"Because they don’t know exactly what's happened, how much information they got," he said.
The Better Business Bureau says potential victims should not take the "wait and see" approach and to consider taking a preemptive strike by freezing their credit report. Or, at the very least, placing a fraud alert on their credit cards, especially if social security numbers are involved.
Weekends Only says it is working to change web hosting services to provide improved service and security moving forward.