Weis Markets Reports Skimmer at Wise Avenue Location

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Weis Markets Corporate sent out a press release stating it discovered a skimmer at the Dundalk Weis Markets’ Store 085 located at 7848 Wise Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Weis also discovered another skimmer on the same day at Weis Markets’ Store 089 (119) located at 1080 Maiden Choice Lane in Baltimore.

Here is their official statement:

On November 1, 2023, Weis Markets discovered a skimmer at Weis Markets’ Store 085 located at 7848 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland. On November 1, 2023, Weis Markets discovered a second skimmer at Weis Markets’ Store 089 (119) located at 1080 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore, Maryland.

Upon discovering the skimmers, Weis Markets promptly began an internal investigation. Additionally, Weis Markets notified law enforcement and its payment processor. 

The skimmers were capable of capturing track data from credit/debit cards, including PIN data. The investigation did not identify evidence confirming that the unknown third party captured any individuals’ credit/debit card information from the skimmers.  Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, Weis Markets conducted a comprehensive review of the two (2) checkout lanes where the skimmers were located and on November 17, 2023, Weis Markets determined that certain individuals’ credit/debit card numbers with and without PINs related to certain transactions from October 25, 2023 to November 1, 2023 may have been accessed by the unknown third party.

As a precautionary measure, involved individuals should remain vigilant to protect against potential fraud and/or identity theft by, among other things, reviewing their account statements, monitoring their credit reports closely, and notifying their financial institutions if unusual activity is detected. They should also promptly report any fraudulent activity or suspected identity theft to proper law enforcement authorities, including the police and their state’s attorney general. Affected individuals may also wish to review the tips provided by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on fraud alerts, security/credit freezes and steps that they can take to avoid identity theft. For more information and to contact the FTC, please visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338). Affected individuals may also contact the FTC at: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580. 

Contact information for the three national credit reporting agencies is as follows:




P.O. Box 105788

Atlanta, GA 30348




P.O. Box 9554

Allen, TX 75013




P.O. Box 1000

Chester, PA 19016

Weis Markets takes the security of individuals’ personal information very seriously and apologizes for any inconvenience or concern this incident might cause. Additional information is available via a confidential, toll-free inquiry line at 1-866-999-9347 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday.


B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.