Eat Chinese lately? Your credit card information may be in jeopardy

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SEATTLE — P.F. Chang’s China Bistro believes it may have been hit by credit hackers, and the personal information of diners at 33 locations across the U.S. may be at risk–including here in Washington.

The Bellevue Square and Lynnwood restaurants are on the list of targeted restaurants. The Westlake Center location is not listed.

The restaurant believes identity thieves targeted the local spots between April and June of this year.

According to P.F. Chang’s, hackers may have obtained credit and debit cards and possibly the expiration date and cardholder names.

The restaurant chain did not disclose how many cards may be at risk, and it does not have evidence of specific cards that may be compromised.

P.F. Chang’s will not notify customers if their information was stolen. The restaurant says diners should watch their bank statements carefully and cancel any cards they may have used.

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  • The World is Ending

    This is why I only pay cash at restaurants, (and now most stores). If you are using credit cards at restaurants for”points” or “air miles” you have to ask yourself if it is worth the risk if you are using them because you don’t have the cash to go out (I will shut up now before I say something “not nice”). For those of you out there who say we need to catch them and put them in jail, I agree but the problem is most of the crooks are not in the US they mostly from places like China or Russia (or some Russian “republic”), and if they are domestic the law is so lax that they don’t spend much time in jail. I still support that identity theft for-profit should be 25 to life.

  • Jen

    What kind of ignorant idiot wrote this headline? PF Chang’s is not real Chinese, but a corporate restaurant entity owned by a bunch of old white men who are stealing your money. Of course the headline implies that the act of eating Chinese food is what puts you at risk.

  • CH

    They believe???? they may have a problem? They know this goes back to October and are doing nothing to help their customers. My son ate their and had his identify stolen. He’s still trying to get it straightened out.