Athens, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. announced today that certain licensed restaurants have identified suspicious files on their systems that may have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information or have been identified by credit card processing…

Without the right protection, smart crooks may access your POS system and your internal business PC through your wi-fi, literally stealing customer credit card information right out of the air. (RestaurantNews.com)  I love restaurants so much that they’re the only…

He paid a $20 tab at La Teresita Cuban restaurant with a credit card. A few days later, Fredy Villalobos was notified by his bank that an additional $1,006 had been charged on his card. From Spain. Over the past…

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it. Last year the…

Four Romanian nationals have been arrested in connection with a multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely steal payment card data from the point-of-sale systems of more than 150 Subway restaurants and other U.S. businesses, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The…

A Seattle grand jury has indicted a Maryland man accused of hacking into the credit card systems of several Seattle businesses and using stolen funds to fuel his heroin addiction. Currently in inpatient treatment for drug addition, 20-year-old Christopher A.…

Russian scam artists have created a smorgasbord of headaches for restaurants both locally and nationally, hacking into a popular supplier’s computers and stealing up to 300,000 eateries’ credit-card numbers. “It hasn’t been fun for us, and it hasn’t been fun…

More than two dozen current and former waiters and their associates from some of the city’s top steakhouses have been arrested in an alleged identity theft ring, accused of stealing credit card numbers from wealthy customers, authorities said Friday. The…

A Katy man employed as a waiter at a local restaurant has been charged with fraud in connection with the theft of customers’ credit card account numbers. Brandon Levar Harris, 28, a waiter at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurant, 23318…

A 17-year-old McDonald’s employee has been arrested on suspicion of using a credit-card skimming device to steal more than $15,000 from customers at the drive-thru at the downtown restaurant, authorities say. He used the money to buy high-end electronics and…

Cold fries are one thing.  Getting your credit card stolen at the drive-thru window – that’s a federal crime. At least that’s what a McDonald’s employee in Oak Park is learning after getting charged today with stealing customers’ credit card…

At least nine customers at the Port Richey Mugs N Jugs fell victim to a credit card skimming waitress, according to Pasco County Sheriff’s Detectives. “We do have more victims, we’re working on locating them,” said Detective John Suess. He’s…

A restaurant phone scam that has been making its way around the country over the past couple of years is making its way to restaurants through email. Typically, the phone scammers will call a restaurant using the TTY (teletypewriter) relay…

A $200,000 credit card fraud is suspected to have resulted from hackers compromising the Point-of-Sale (POS) system at a Florida restaurant with malware specifically designed for it. Dave Wendland, the owner of Julie’s Place, a Tallahassee eating house dating back…

Roseville police and federal agents are investigating a data breach of credit card information at the Roseville location of Paul Martin’s American Bistro, according to a Roseville Police press release. Thieves got access to payment card numbers and made dummy…

Federal authorities say they’ve indicted seven people for skimming credit card information from diners at Twin Cities restaurants. The indictment unsealed in Minneapolis charges the group of seven Twin Cities people with bank fraud. Federal authorities say from last August…

King County prosecutors have filed identity-theft charges against a fast-food worker and two alleged accomplices on allegations that she used a “skimmer” to steal credit card information. Leveling the allegations on the heels of a similar scheme uncovered earlier this…

The scam sounded plausible at first. Who wouldn’t want 250 caesar salads? Things didn’t get suspicious until the anonymous caller asked to overpay the bill by $1,100 — supposedly for the delivery service — and have the difference sent to…

An attempted larceny via credit card at Back Street Restaurant, 22 Center Street, was reported on Friday, March 5. The owner of the restaurant received a phone call at the restaurant from a man who identified himself as James Fish…