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Pizza store phone system hacked; suspects seek customer banking information

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Unknown suspects reportedly hacked a local pizza store’s phone system on Saturday and used it to contact customers to obtain their banking information, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. 

Officers were notified of the incident by a 39-year-old woman who called to report harassing phone calls she believed were made by staff at a Domino’s Pizza store on West Lakeway Road around 6:07 p.m. on Feb. 17, Wasson said. 

The woman said the caller was telling her that she needed to pay for an accident that their driver was in. When officers arrived at the store, they found two Domino’s employees listening to the calls without being able to access them, per Wasson. 

Officers could hear a man with a Russian accent requesting customers to provide their banking information for failed transactions and a few customers provided their card numbers, according to Wasson, who said officers were eventually able to join the call. 

When officers joined the call, the man with a Russian accent told them that he needed to borrow their handcuffs but promised to return them. Another man joined the call and spoke to the original caller before ending the call, per Wasson. 

Officers directed the store to shut down its phone service and contact its provider. The investigation is ongoing.

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