Sally Beauty probes reports of unusual payment card activity

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Sally Beauty said Monday that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores.

The Denton-based beauty products seller said that it is working with law enforcement and its credit card processor. It’s also using a third-party forensics expert to help with the investigation.

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. said that the investigation is aimed at determining the scope and nature of any potential incident. The company said that it will work to address any potential issues that may impact its customers.

In the meantime, it said that any customers concerned about the security of their cards can call its customer service hotline at 1-866-234-9442. Information will also be available on the Denton, Texas-based company’s website at .

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Sally Beauty had a security breach in March 2014 that it said affected thousands of customers’ credit and debit card accounts. The company offered one free year of credit monitoring and identity-theft protection to customers who may have been affected by that incident.

The stock fell 5 cents to $31.23 in morning trading Monday.