February 26, 2024

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Outposts of the grocery retailer chain in Needham, Natick, Sudbury, Weston, and Wellesley have been focused.

Self-checkout registers on the Kendall Sq. location of Brothers Market, operated by Roche Bros. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe

Extra card skimmers have been discovered at Roche Bros. grocery shops throughout the MetroWest space. The chain first stated its Sudbury Farms location in Sudbury had been focused earlier this week.

Roche Bros. stated Tuesday that skimmers had additionally been discovered at Sudbury Farms in Needham, Brothers Market in Weston, and Roche Bros. places in Wellesley and Natick. The skimmers had been all discovered on self-checkout registers.

Skimmers are units connected to locations the place bank cards are used that may simply steal info from a card. The FBI estimates that skimming prices monetary establishments and customers greater than $1 billion annually. Recommendations on easy methods to spot and keep away from skimmers may be discovered on-line. 

On Sunday, a employee “observed an inconsistency in one of many self-checkout lanes on the Sudbury Farms, Sudbury retailer,” the corporate stated. Two skimmers had been discovered on the retailer.

“Roche Bros. Supermarkets instantly took steps to safe all registers in any respect shops and upon deeper inspection over the vacation break bank card skimmers had been discovered on self-checkouts at 4 extra places,” the corporate stated in an announcement.

Roche Bros. is warning that clients who shopped at any of those places and used the self-checkout registers on or earlier than Dec. 24 might be impacted. The corporate has not but obtained affirmation that any buyer knowledge has been compromised.