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Lakes Liquor named as source of card fraud

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By Pippi Mayfield / DL Online

After more than a month of credit and debit card fraud being reported around the Detroit Lakes area, a local business has been named as the source of the compromise.

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Lakes Liquor, Detroit Lakes’ municipal liquor store, “suffered a compromise in its data system resulting in unauthorized access to customer credit card account information,” stated a press release sent from Jim Watland, Lake Liquor manager, Monday afternoon.

Customers who used their credit card or debit card at Lakes Liquor from Oct. 27 to Nov. 25 were impacted.

“The information involved includes customer name, credit or debit card number, the card’s expiration date and security code,” the press release said.

Customers were tipped off to the card fraud when many cards were later declined because of insufficient funds, money was missing from accounts and banks contacted customers to let them know their cards had been compromised and new ones would be sent out.

If you have any questions or feel your card has been compromised, contact your bank that issued your credit or debit card.

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