It appears that we cannot go a full week without hearing about hackers stealing credit card numbers, pin numbers and personal data of those who have used their credit and debit cards at large retailers. Now it seems that the fraudsters have hit a huge fast food chain, Dairy Queen, which has 395 stores in the U.S. This can be really bad news for high risk merchant accounts.
High risk merchants are plagued with chargebacks. Dairy Queen is not what anyone would consider anything close to a high end chain. This means that the accounts that were hacked were predominantly John Q. Public – the lower and middle classes. This fraud took two months to be discovered.