Goodwill Denver says locals safe from possible data breach

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DENVER — Goodwill Industries Denver said Tuesday that  stores in Denver and northern Colorado are not part of an investigation involving federal officials into theft of customers credit card numbers.

The Associated Press reported that the national nonprofit was working with federal officials to investigate the possibility that credit card numbers were stolen from some U.S. stores.

Goodwill Industries of Denver released a statement saying Denver retail stores are not part of the investigation.

“A breach has not been confirmed at any Goodwill locations nationwide, however, an investigation is under way at certain locations,” said spokeswoman Vanessa Clark.

The company’s stores are operated by about 165 regional headquarters around the country, so there is no centralized database of all of its customers’ credit card information.

Goodwill operates more than 2,900 stores and takes in annual retail sales of $3.79 billion. It sells donated merchandise to fund job programs.

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