FBI asked to aid probe of Iron Horse breach

The Durango Police Department has requested the FBI’s help to investigate widespread credit card fraud that targeted numerous people registered for this year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

Meanwhile, race officials worked Friday to identify the source of the security breach, said Gaige Sippy, director of the event.

“We are still trying to understand where all of this took place,” he said. “As of right now, there is no clear path.”

Dozens of credit cards have been used for fraudulent charges, all with a common thread of also having been used to register for Iron Horse events, Sippy said.

Organizers are unsure how widespread the problem is and whether all the credit cards used to register were compromised. Most of the fraudulent activity appears to have occurred during the first week of February, but some people have reported fraudulent charges up to three weeks ago, Sippy said. Fraudulent charges have ranged from $200 to $1,400, he said.

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