All of us love to order in food. And now it's become even simpler with only a few taps of food apps.
There is a new kind of fraud happening even with food apps now. Zomato's 'jhootha khaana' in India, and now McDonald's in Canada. Canadians are facing problems with a thief who is stealing money from them via the McDonalds mobile app! Locals have dubbed the thief as the “HamBurglar!”
Patrick O’Rourke is the man who raised concerns with McDonald's as his card had been charged with nearly $1500 in fraudulent purchases. These transactions were all under $25 and were made minutes within each other.
While O’Rourke got a refund through his bank, dozens of others reached out to him and said that they have been facing similar issues where their accounts are being slowly being wiped by the McDonalds app.
McDonald's, however, is not taking any responsibility for the fraud. They issued a statement saying, “Every day, thousands of Canadians order, collect and pay for McDonald’s food and beverages on their smartphone through the My McD’s app. As you know, mobile ordering and payments are quickly growing in popularity with all retailers, especially at McDonald’s.
While we are aware that some isolated incidents involving unauthorized purchases have occurred, we are confident in the security of the app. We do take appropriate measures to keep personal information secure. McDonald’s also does not collect or store credit card information as My McD’s app only holds a “token” with the payment provider to allow purchases.”
Victims of the HamBurglar have taken to social media in to tell the world that McDonald's is not willing to refund their money and they are also urging people to save their card details on the McDonalds app as the hacker may get through.
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