Georgia comedy club accidentally opens customers to credit fraud
Customers of The Loft and Comedy Club in one Georgia city bought tickets for a night on the town, but may end up with fraudulent credit card debt. According to a report from Columbus, Georgia, television station WTVM, the personal information of dozens of people that used their credit cards to buy tickets to shows at the Loft through its website somehow leaked online. The list, which was on a cached page that was easily accessible through a Google search, contained names, addresses, phone numbers, and complete credit card information for 60 people that went to the club between 2004 and 2008. Representatives of the club said they were unsure how that information ended up online, and neither it nor a small investigation from the station could figure out how long it had been accessible to anyone who knew where to look. If any consumer believes they could be the victim of identity theft, they should first contact the three credit bureaus to place fraud alerts on their credit reports, and also carefully check their statements for any unrecognized credit card debt.