JUST IN: Carson Village Market hacked, local credit cards affected


By Daily News • Last Updated 4:47 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014

CARSON CITY - The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and the Carson City Police Department have received a large number of calls from area residents who have found that their credit card information was fraudulently used to make purchases at retailers in southeast Michigan and the Detroit area.
All of the victims reported making credit card purchases within the past few weeks at the Carson Village Market west of Carson City.
Carson Village Market officials have confirmed that their local server was compromised by hackers and that their IT service has now stopped the unauthorized access. A store representative said that proper security measures have been put in place and customers are no longer at risk.
Deputies are working with the Carson City Police Department and the Michigan State Police to assist the victims and attempt to locate the unknown offenders.
At this time, over a dozen victims have been identified, with at least eight reports being made to the Carson City Police Department,
nine to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and others to other area agencies.
Any additional victims of this crime should report it to their financial institution, and the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office or local police at (989) 831-3500.

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