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Report: Credit card info of 300 Boston convention attendees stolen

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Hundreds of people who recently visited Boston for two large conventions claim their credit card information was stolen.


Boston Police said Thursday that the thefts include, but aren't limited to people who attended conferences at the Boston Convention Center.

According to the Boston Globe, nearly 300 people reported having unauthorized charges on their cards after attending conventions for the American Society of Human Genetics and American Public Health Association in the fall. The events were held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

It's still unclear how the thefts happened, but many of the victims say they used their credit cards at area restaurants and businesses, especially in the Seaport District. Some people said their cards were used on everything from gift cards to hearing aids around the country and even overseas.

It's still unclear how the thefts happened, but the public authority that runs the convention center says after running internal checks, they concluded the data breach didn't happen  there or at the Westin Hotel connected to the venue.


Victims range from Convention Center employees to high profile community leaders, such as the chief medical officer for the March of Dimes.

The public authority that runs the convention center told the Globe that after running internal checks, they concluded the breach of data didn't happen at their facility. Officials at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, which is connected to the venue, also said the breach did not occur in its systems.

To read more: Boston Globe

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