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P.F. Changs security breach affects Charlotte restaurant

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV/AP) -

P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach.

It says data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants in Baltimore; St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Austin, Texas; and Charlotte.

P.F. Chang's confirmed in June that data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants were stolen.

"Since being alerted to the security compromise that we believe may have affected certain domestic P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants, our team has worked continuously to investigate the security compromise and to ensure the security of our guests' credit and debit card information," CEO Rick Federico said.

"The security compromise has been contained and P.F. Chang's has been processing credit and debit card data securely at all locations since June 11, 2014."

"We are committed to providing support and resources, including complimentary identity protection services, for all guests that may potentially be affected by the security compromise," he continued.

P.F. Chang's encourages guests to remain vigilant and seek to protect against possible identity theft or other financial loss by reviewing account statements for any unusual activity, notifying their credit card companies, and monitoring their credit reports.

Under U.S. law, individuals are entitled to one free credit report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus. To obtain a free credit report, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call, toll-free, (877) 322-8228.

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