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IF anybody here has bought from Wideners...Check your credit card !!!
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"I'm giving everyone a heads up about this. This morning the wife checked the bank statement and found a $900 charge that we didn't do on the card. The last place I used my card was for a spam can of 5.45 @ wideners. Turns out another guy is saying the same thing online. If you bought anything from them lately you better check your cards. Im gonna call them Monday."
"If this happened to you please help and call on Monday 800 615-3006"
 

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I will have to check also.
 

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This happened to me a couple years ago after I bought some ammo from them. It was also right after Visa got hacked at the time. What was odd, both my Visa cards got hit within a week of each other (one was used at Widener's last, the other had never been used there).
 

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Thanks for the heads up, credit car fraud is a PITA. I end up getting a new CC number about once a year. Except for newsworthy hacks like Target, you never really know exactly what happened. The point of loss can be a merchant, their CC processor or even a bank.
 

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Yep, I got a fraud alert from my cc company. Someone had attempted to use my card in Boston. They denied it pending contacting me. I had only used it twice recently, for some gas on Fri. and Wideners 10 days ago. Since the fraud alert came on Fri. I assumed it was compromised by the gas station. Looks like I know where the blame lies now.
 

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Wideners confirmed on their site:

To all our customers.

Data breaches are all too common in these times, and unfortunately, we have become a victim of one. We have been hard at work determining what happened and doing everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Here’s a summary of what we have discovered and what we have done about it:

Just prior to February 16th, there was a brute force attack on the site that we now believe allowed access to some customer credit card information. Fortunately, we keep very few customer records in our on-line database. Since there is very little information on the site, exposure is minimized just in case something like this ever happens. We were alerted to this potential breach by a few customers, and we are fortunate that it was so small.

When our internet provider later discovered the attack, we immediately took action to prevent unauthorized access. Since that time, we have further tightened security. We have also performed internal audits to insure all our in-house systems are free of problems.

At this point, we believe we have identified only a few customers who were affected by the incident, and we have done everything possible to prevent recurrence of this activity. If you suspect you have had a problem due to doing business with us, please let us know immediately. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty this has caused.

Sincerely,
Stan Widener
President, Widener’s Reloading & Shooting Supply, Inc.


Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC
 

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Wideners confirmed on their site:

To all our customers.

Data breaches are all too common in these times, and unfortunately, we have become a victim of one. We have been hard at work determining what happened and doing everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Here’s a summary of what we have discovered and what we have done about it:

Just prior to February 16th, there was a brute force attack on the site that we now believe allowed access to some customer credit card information. Fortunately,
we keep very few customer records in our on-line database. Since there is very little information on the site, exposure is minimized just in case something like this ever happens. We were alerted to this potential breach by a few customers, and we are fortunate that it was so small.

When our internet provider later discovered the attack, we immediately took action to prevent unauthorized access. Since that time, we have further tightened security. We have also performed internal audits to insure all our in-house systems are free of problems.

At this point, we believe we have identified only a few customers who were affected by the incident, and we have done everything possible to prevent recurrence of this activity. If you suspect you have had a problem due to doing business with us, please let us know immediately. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty this has caused.

Sincerely,
Stan Widener
President, Widener’s Reloading & Shooting Supply, Inc.


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When I called them to report my theft, I specifically asked if they keep any on file and was told a definitive NO. Now it turns out there were SOME. If the number was so small you think they could have taken the time to send individual emails to those violated and give an personal apology, not just a blanket statement on the website. They didn't even know I was one of those involved. This would have gone a lot further in getting me to trust them again with my business.
 

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My CC got jacked also, with over a $k of purchases over two days. I caught it by chance, and notified my issuer - they killed the card and issued a new one. My purchase was around the first week of March, a bit later than the Feb hack, which they immediately (didn't) address...

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I haven't bought anything in a long time from them, since they won't even sell virgin unprimed brass to MA.
 
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