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Ali’s Wagon: Philadelphia business owner Jessie Menken falls victim to cyber attack

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A small business in Philadelphia had recently fallen victim to cyber hackers.

The owner says all their sales from Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are now gone.

To have it happen during the most critical time of the year is devastating, and it’s a reminder about security features everyone should make sure are in place.

Ali’s Wagon, a gift shop, has been a staple on Fairmount Avenue for 15 years.

“We opened when my daughter was one, and she’s about to be 16,” said Jessie Menken.

Menken uses Shopify for credit card transactions. Shopify processes the sale, takes out its fees, and puts the rest in Menken’s bank account.

“And that’s what been removed. Our bank account was no longer connected to our Shopify,” she explained.

Menken said cyber thieves stole more than $30,000 by replacing her bank account with three different ones.

“Three new accounts really should have set off a major alarm,” she said. “And so…

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