Investigation and pending class action against The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX Companies failed to secure and protect the credit, debit, check and personal information of customers of its Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and A.J. Wright stores. TJX Companies had an "intrusion" into its computer systems that processes and stores information related to customer transactions, specifically, the portion of the TJX Companies system that handles credit card, debit card, check, and merchandise return transactions (including drivers' license and social security information). In addition, TJX Companies stored specific customer personal information on its computer systems, including drivers' license, military and state identification numbers, together with related names and addresses. To date, it appears that the breach involved customer information from at least 2002 to the end of 2006. TJX Companies did not make its customers, the general public, credit card companies, card processing entities or other financial institutions aware of the breach more than a month after it was discovered. It has been estimated that the breach involved as many as 45.7 million credit and debit cards. Several banks have reported fraud linked to card numbers used to make unauthorized purchases in the United States and overseas. Identity theft has also been reported by customers.
Name (Stock Symbol)
TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX)
The TJX Companies, Inc. operates retail stores for apparel and home fashions in the United States and internationally, through T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Homegoods, Winners, Homesense. T.K.Maxx, and A.J. Wright.
Marshalls, a subsidiary of TJX Companies, owns and operates retail clothing stores.
T.J. Maxx is a clothing retailer, wholly owned by TJX Companies.
HomeGoods is a home furnishing retailer. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of TJX Companies.
A.J. Wright operates 130 retail stores in the US selling clothing, home fashions and toys. A.J. Wright is owned by The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) a fortune 500 company with annual revenues of $19 billion in 2007, more than 2,500 stores and almost 130,000 Associates. TJX Companies owns and operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and A.J. Wright in the U.S., Winners and HomeSense in Canada and T.K. Maxx and HomeSense in Europe.
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