Normal Police Investigate McDonald's Fraud Case

By WEEK Reporter

October 13, 2011 Updated Oct 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM CDT

If you've visited the McDonald's at 1535 E. College in Normal recently, your credit or debit card information might have been compromised.

According to the Normal Police Department, personal financial information might have been stolen during a "skimming" incident over the past three months.

Detectives urge residents to contact Brad Park at Bpark@normal.org or Nicole Bruno at Nbruno@normal.org if unauthorized transactions have been noticed on your account after using a credit/debit card at this location.

Residents are instructed to email their name, date the card was used, and the last four digits of your account number.

The Normal Police Department can also be contacted at (309) 454-9526.

The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to keep your information safe:

1. Don't let your card out of sight. Carefully watch anyone who handles your card.
2. Keep track of receipts and check statements regularly to make sure you authorized all purchases.
3. Report any unauthorized purchases to your credit card company or bank immediately.
4. Sign up for alerts that will notify you when certain types of transaction occur.
5. Don't use a credit card reader if there are any signs of tampering.
6. Don't swipe your card through devices that offer to clean the magnetic strip.

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