Kroger Loses Email and Personal Information 1

Joining the long line of companies who don’t value customer security and privacy, Kroger has lost customers email addresses and names.  No big deal right, you could just expect a few spam messages in your email folder.

This is why the “discount cards” that you have to produce to get even half way decent prices are bogus.  I’ll just continue to shop at Target, where nobody knows my name….or at least my email address.  See ya Kroger.

Dear ,

Kroger wants you to know that the data base with our customers’ names and email addresses has been breached by someone outside of the company. This data base contains the names and email addresses of customers who voluntarily provided their names and email addresses to Kroger. We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained was your name and email address. As a result, it is possible you may receive some spam email messages. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Kroger wants to remind you not to open emails from senders you do not know. Also, Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Kroger and should be deleted.

If you have concerns, you are welcome to call Kroger’s customer service center at 1-800-Krogers (1-800-576-4377).

Sincerely,

The Kroger Family of Stores

One comment on “Kroger Loses Email and Personal Information

  1. Reply Jack Davidson Apr 2,2011 2:23 pm

    In addition to the notification from Kroger, I also received one from Brookstone containing the same good news. They must outsource to the same customer database service provider!

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