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Freaky fast? Now it’s Jimmy John’s debit customers being warned

CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers to be on the lookout for unauthorized charges on their credit or debit accounts due to a suspected data breach at an estimated 216 Jimmy John’s restaurants around the country. Madigan announced her office is leading an investigation into the possible breach of customers’ personal and financial information.

“Consumers who have made purchases at Jimmy John’s with a debit or credit card should begin monitoring their accounts immediately for unauthorized charges,” Madigan said. “Identity theft is a serious threat to consumers. It’s critical to start incorporating extra precautions in your daily routine to limit the damage done as a result of a data breach.”

The Champaign-based restaurant chain said that stores in 37 states were affected by the breach, which occurred between June and September. The company is offering credit protection services to impacted customers. For more information, customers can call 1-855-398-6442.

Attorney General Madigan also urged Illinois residents to call her office’s Identity Theft Hotline at 1-866-999-5630 for assistance. Madigan’s Identity Theft Unit has helped over 35,000 victims remove over $26 million in fraudulent charges from their credit.

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