Costco Confirms: A Data Skimmer’s Been Ripping Off Customers

Big-box behemoth retailer Costco is offering victims 12 months of credit monitoring, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy and ID theft recovery services.

Costco has discovered a payment card skimming device at one of its retail stores and has sent out notification letters informing customers that their card data may have been ripped off if they shopped there recently.

Some customers have been aware for weeks that something was fishy and have been sharing their suspicions on social media.

Immediately after finally renewing my Costco membership online this morning I discovered $2200 of fraudulent credit card charges made in the UK on August 31st. So now I have a Costco membership but no credit card to use to shop there for the next seven to nine business days.

— Ms. Lutzmann (@MsLutzmann) September 4, 2021

Reddit post.

Reddit post.

The story was first picked up by BleepingComputer, which reported that the notification letters went out sometime this month.

“We recently discovered a payment card skimming device at a Costco warehouse you recently visited. Our member records indicate that you

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