Bremerton college warns of potential credit card fraud

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Bremerton's Olympic College is warning students and faculty to check their credit card statements after getting several reports that credit cards and debit cards were fraudulently used.

College officials just started an internal investigation Tuesday and have also hired a forensic investigator to try to get to the bottom of what is exactly is going on.

Heather Frymire is a full time student and employee at the college, and now a victim of credit card fraud.

"(My credit card representatives) told me I had charges in Sacramento, California from a Target there," she said.

College officials say the victims have used their cards at the bookstore and other places on campus and then charges were appearing from other states.

It's now back to the 1980's ole fashioned manual credit card machines now to hopefully prevent more fraudulent activity.

An internal investigation is in high gear, because it's unclear if this is an inside job or something that is part of a much bigger scam.

"Right now, we're focused on determining if the college's systems may have been compromised," Evelyn Hernandez, the college's information security officer said in a statement released to the media. "We will be be working with forensics experts to determine if there may have been a hacker break-in and if any access may have occurred."

The college says they will notify anyone if their investigation finds their information has been compromised.
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