The fast food world just can’t seem to catch a break these days. McDonald’s locations are struggling to keep up with their all-day breakfast menu, employees are getting fired for putting their mixtapes in combo meals and others are under criminal investigation.
Now Wendy’s are getting in on the action, but their shenanigans can’t be considered cheeky or fun. Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs, who uncovered Target’s 2013 data breach, reported that the ginger-haired burger chain have been doing some sneaky things with their customers’ credit and debit cards. Krebs revealed that Wendy’s are looking into claims of “unusual activity” in some locations, so it’s not everywhere… but it’s happening.
“Fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after the cards were legitimately used at some of our restaurants,” Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini told Krebs.
As of right now, there’s no word on just how widespread the potential breach might be. We also don’t know how many stores were affected, how long customer information has been at risk and how many people are responsible for the possible fraudulent charges. We do know, however, that locations in the Midwest and East Coast of the United States have been targeted. That said, you should check up on your bank account if you’ve visited a Wendy’s in the United States over the past few weeks.
Sounds like a scam that a certain shiny-assed robot would cook up…