Data Breach at G.H. Bass Location

Data Breach at G.H. Bass Location

October 14, 2014         Written By Natalie Rutledge

G.H. Bass & Company, a chain of nearly 150 shoe stores in 36 states, has suffered a data breach in one of their stores.

The company reports their Orlando store has had credit card accounts compromised. One of the registers at the store had a device that records personal information from customers.

G.H. Bass is not sure how long the device has been in the store or how much information was stolen through it. They also do not know how the skimmer was installed in the first place.

The store is warning customers who shopped at this location between August 13 and September 12 that their cards may be vulnerable. The device was able to collect customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes. In addition, email addresses may have been obtained if customers gave out that information.

“We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. Keeping customer information secure is a top priority at G.H. Bass & Co., and our asset protection group has enhanced its policies and procedures designed to prevent unauthorized devices from being connected to registers located in Bass stores,” the company said in a statement.

Customers who have shopped at this store during this time period need to keep an eye on their credit card statements and bank accounts. Report any issues right away so they can be resolved, and consider ordering a new card to use.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 14, 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
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