Chimicles & Tikellis LLP has filed a class action lawsuit in Colorado federal court on behalf of customers of Chipotle who have been exposed to credit card fraud, fraudulent charges, and identity theft as a result of a massive data breach that affected most of Chipotle’s 2,249 restaurant locations in the 48 contiguous United States. A massive security breach of Chipotle’s payment systems and computer servers began on March 24, 2017 and lasted until April 18, 2017, exposing thousands of customers’ credit and debit card information to fraudsters. During the attack, fraudsters were able to steal credit and debit card numbers, security information, and other sensitive payment card information.
The complaint alleges that Chipotle failed to implement or maintain adequate data security measures for customer credit and debit card information despite the many recent, well-publicized data breaches at large national retail and restaurant chains. Furthermore, despite that many retail companies are switching to securer credit and debit card chip technology, the complaint alleges that Chipotle failed and even refused to do so, making them more vulnerable to a security breach.
If you made a purchase at a Chipotle location between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017, your credit card or debit card information may have been stole and you may have been exposed to the risk of fraud or identity theft. If you believe you have been victimized by this attack, please contact the lawyers listed below to discuss this case in more detail.