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Lawsuit filed against Barnes & Noble over hacked credit cards

Updated: December 1, 2012 4:28PM

A woman who allegedly had her credit card information stolen when she swiped her card at a compromised PIN pad at a Deerfield Barnes & Noble, filed a proposed federal class action lawsuit Monday against the bookstore.

Barnes & Noble Inc. said last week that PIN pads at 63 of its stores had been compromised, including seven stores in Illinois.

Susan Winstead claims she made frequent purchases at the Barnes & Noble in the 700 block of North Waukegan Road in Deerfield, including two purchases in August and one in the first week of September. Near the end of September, a phone call from her credit card company alerted Winstead of a fraudulent purchase on her card, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

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