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If You Have Been to a Chipotle in the Past Few Months, You May Be a Victim of Identify Theft

If You Have Been to a Chipotle in the Past Few Months, You May Be a Victim of Identify Theft

Chipotle’s credit card security breach, originally announced in April, has spread to store locations across the country

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Customers are urged to check Chipotle’s website to see if they have been affected.

In April, we reported that a security breach at Chipotle had exposed customer credit card information to digital hackers. A sizable portion of Chipotle stores have been affected by the security breach, including locations in dozens of major cities across 48 out of 50 states. California, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Texas were the states most egregiously hit by the data breach.

If you visited a Chipotle between March 24 and April 18, 2017, Chipotle is advising you to check whether your location was affected here and then to contact your bank or credit card company if there has been any suspicious activity on your account. The malware stole tracking data from Chipotle’s security system which can include cardholder names and card numbers, expiration dates, and internal verification codes. Seven locations of Pizzeria Locale — the Chipotle-owned fast-casual pizza chain — have also been affected.

“During the investigation we removed the malware, and we continue to work with cyber security firms to evaluate ways to enhance our security measures,” Chipotle said in a statement. “In addition, we continue to support law enforcement’s investigation and are working with the payment card networks so that the banks that issue payment cards can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring.”

Chipotle has seen some rough days since a catastrophic foodborne illness spread in 2015. Since then, the chain has been scrambling to repair its image — here are 12 ways they’ve been trying to win back our trust. This security breach likely won’t help.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


Go to our secure Identity Verification Service to verify your identity. It’s quick, secure, and available 24 hours a day.

  • You must register to the website before verifying your identity. Be sure to check the website and prepare all the documents needed to complete the registration.
  • Have a copy of the 5071C or 6331C letter you received and a copy of the tax return for the tax year shown in the letter.
  • If you did not file an income tax return, you can indicate that on the website.

If you want to call us

If you prefer to talk to our representative, call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number in the 5071C or 6331C letter.

Note: Although the letters request a response within 30 days, the IRS will continue to work with you regardless of the amount of days that have passed.

Have ALL of the following available when you call:

  • The 5071C or 6331C letter
  • The tax return referenced in the letter (Form 1040, 1040-A, 1040-EZ, 1040-PR, 1040-NR, 1040-SR, etc.). Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • A prior year’s income tax return, other than the year in the letter. Note: A Form W-2, Form 1099 is not a tax return.
  • Supporting documents that you filed with each year’s tax return. (Form W-2, Form 1099, Schedule C or F, etc.).

Note: Authorized third parties may assist taxpayers, but the taxpayer must call us together and must participate on the call.

The toll-free number IRS Identity Verification number is for identity verification only. No other tax-related information, including refund status, is available.


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