There have been increasing reports of anime fans in the UK have been suffering from a spate of attempts of credit and debit card fraud.
According to these reports, the fact that it is such a targeted group of people means that the cause is a problem with a website frequently used by UK anime fans. However, it could affect anime fans outside of the UK too.
There are unconfirmed claims that the site responsible if Anime On-Line, used by MVM Entertainment. Some say that their security has been breached. Anime On-Line has since "closed for maintenance" and MVM has that they are looking into the possibility that their Internet Service Provider has compromised them.
The site may be re-launched as early as next week with new off-site payment provider WorldPay. However, the site may re-open using only Paypal as the only payment option until the site is fully completed.
Users that are worried are advised to check of any unusual activity in their bank accounts, and possibly cancel any cards they have used on a website that could be a risk.