South Jersey woman sues Wawa after she says credit card data was stolen

Mike Dougherty
December 27, 2019 - 7:58 am

Courier-Post, file


WOODBURY HEIGHTS, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Wawa is being hit with legal action after its recent data breach.

A woman from Woodbury Heights has filed a class action lawsuit after, she says, someone stole her credit card information and went on a shoppping $2,500 spree at on Christmas Eve. 

Tabitha Hans-Arroyo says she swiped her card at several Wawa locations almost every day between March 4 and Dec. 10, when the company says there was malware on its payment processing servers that exposed card numbers, names and expiration dates.

She say Wawa failed to protect consumers' information.

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Bill says he goes to Wawa almost every day, and he always pays cash because things like this happen too often.

"Look, I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but these guys are pretty smart, you know? So I don't want to give them any opportunity to get my stuff," he said.

The data breach was discovered on Dec. 10 and contained on Dec. 12. Wawa made the announcement on Dec. 19. The company notes that PINs and security numbers were not affected, and the data breach did not affect ATMs at Wawa stores. The company is offering customers 1 year of free identity theft protection and credit monitoring. Anyone concerned about the data breach is encouraged to call 844-386-9559.