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Michaels Security Breach: 2.6 Million Shoppers Affected

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SPOKANE, Wash. - People who shopped at Michaels between May 2013 and January 2014 could be impacted by a security breach that stole nearly 2.6 million shoppers' credit and debit card information. Michaels says it has fixed the problem, so shopping at the stores is no longer an issue.

However, this is not the first retail chain to experience a security breach. In the Fall, URM stores like Yoke's Fresh Market and Super 1 Foods had a similar security issue. Then during the holidays, Target says about 40 million customers had their credit card information stolen.

If you think you ate at risk, keep a close eye on your accounts and file a fraud alert with one of the credit bureaus. You can place an alert on your file with Experian, Trans Union, or Equifax.

For more tips visit www.consumer.gov

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