Goodwill Investigating Possible Credit Card Data Breach

July 28, 2014, Written By Natalie Rutledge
Goodwill Store Exterior Sign

Goodwill Industries announced it is investigating a possible data breach in its thrift stores. The company is working closely with authorities to see if any credit card information was leaked during the potential security issue.

Several banking institutions have been able to link cards with high volumes of unauthorized purchases to transactions at Goodwill. With more than 2,900 stores in Goodwill’s network, this could mean a large number of credit card accounts have been compromised. Investigators will have to determine if this is a coincidence or an indication of a significant data breach.

“At this point, no breach has been confirmed, but an investigation is underway,” the nonprofit company said in a statement. “Goodwill Industries International is working with industry contacts and the federal authorities on the investigation.”

If the investigations indicate that the company has in fact suffered from a data breach, Goodwill said they will take “appropriate actions” to correct the errors that result. The company is working with authorities to get to the bottom of the case, but there is no official word yet about the breach.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of July 28, 2014. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
View all posts by Natalie Rutledge