Ledgewood, NJ-For the past several days numerous people have come in to report fraudulent use of their debit and credit cards. An investigation revealed several of the cards were used at the Ledgewood Farm, located at 1113 Route 46 in Ledgewood and the Wharton Farm Market located at 350 North Main Street, Wharton. Federal authorities believe over a 100 customers may have been effected.
There are a variety of methods used to steal credit-card and debit-card numbers. In this case, it is probable that malicious software, or malware, made its way into Ledgewood Farm and Wharton Farm Market software.
The affected data included customer names, credit- and debit-card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes embedded in the magnetic stripe.
Owners and employees of both establishments have been completely cooperative with the investigation and would like to reassure its customers that it has taken steps to prevent further breaches and has worked to resolve the incident.
It is suggested that one should remain vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft by regularly reviewing your account statements. If anyone's credit/debit card has been compromised AND the bank requires a police report please feel free to stop by the police station to meet with an officer.