P.F. Chang’s in Lakewood affected by security breach


The P.F. Chang’s restaurant in Belmar shopping area in Lakewood was one of 33 in the country that were hit by a security breach, the company announced Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro said Monday it has identified 33 locations, including its restaurant in Lakewood, that were involved in a security breach involving credit and debit card data.

In a statement by P.F. Chang’s CEO Rick Federico, the company was contacted by the Secret Service on June 10 that the chain might have been compromised involving credit and debit card data, reportedly stolen from 33 restaurants around the country. The security breach occurred from Oct. 19 to June 11.

Federico said the company initiated an internal investigation, which discovered credit and debit card numbers, names and expiration dates of some customers’ cards that were stolen.

The investigation determined the locations, and specific date time frames the card-processing system was compromised for each. However, specific card-holders have not been determined.

The Lakewood restaurant is in the Belmar shopping area at 7210 W. Alameda Ave. and the breach there occurred from April 10 to June 11.

Customers can learn more about identity protection services being provided for potentially affected guests at pfchangs.com/security. Customers can also call 1-877-412-7152.

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