Chick-fil-A investigating possible payment card breach

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[FILE] An exterior photograph of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant located in Georgia.

By Ashley Fantz

CNN

(CNN) — Chick-fil-A has is working with law enforcement to look into potential unusual activity involving card payments used at a few of their restaurants, the fast-food chain said in a press release on New Year’s Eve.

Chick-fil-A did not detail the extent of the possible breach, the number of restaurants or their locations.

The restaurant first learned on December 19 that there was “limited suspicious” payment card activity “appearing to originate from payment cards used at a few of our restaurants.”

“We take our obligation to protect customer information seriously, and we are working with leading IT security firms, law enforcement and our payment industry contacts to determine all of the facts,” the release read.

Chick-fil-A said it will let customers know more details later, and added that if a breach is substantiated, customers will not be liable for fraudulent charges to their accounts. Chick-fil-A said it will also pay for free identity protection services to those affected, including credit monitoring.

Anyone concerned about payment card transactions should call 1-855-398-6439.

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