Teavana Patrons Linked to Identity Theft Ring

May 18, 2013

Patrons of the tea store Teavana are being linked to an identity theft ring due to a data breach on the company’s servers. There have been a number of reports of credit cards being cloned and used at Target stores to purchase very high valued gift cards. The number of counterfeit purchases is unknown at this time, but as banks continue to research, it has been found that these card numbers are being obtained from Teavana’s past customers.

Anyone who has visited a Teavana location in the United States may be at risk, and should strongly consider signing up with a credit monitoring service to ensure protection of their financial accounts. Any unusual or unauthorized activities on an individual’s credit cards should also be noted with the corresponding bank.