Shopped at Forever 21 Recently? You Should Check Your Card Statements
Lately, everywhere you turn for a quick fix — whether it’s for hunger pangs or a new pair of socks — seems more dangerous than ever.
The newest retailer admitting customer information may have been compromised: Forever 21.
Yes, your haven for cheap tank tops and leggings, on-trend clothing and more polyester than you can shake a stick at is the latest victim of a security attack.
What We Know About the Forever 21 Security Breach
“It appears that only certain point of sale devices in some FOREVER 21 stores were affected when the encryption on those devices was not in operation,” a statement, dated Nov. 14, explained. “The company’s investigation is focused on card transactions in FOREVER 21 stores from March 2017 – October 2017.”
The chain advises customers to keep an eye on their credit and debit card statements, and work with card issuers if they notice unauthorized activity.
Forever 21’s press team said by email it was too early to provide further comment beyond the statement, but the retailer intends to release additional details on affected stores and dates.
Forever 21 has more than 600 stores in more than 55 countries worldwide.
Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.