Posted December 20, 2013 7:25 am by with 1 comment

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target_logo_2702We reported the other day about the potential damage to Target’s reputation if the data breach that, at the time, was relatively unquantified got big.

Well, guess what? It’s real big. So big that post is serving more as a public service announcement by pointing you to an article on Mashable which examines the depth of the issue and the concern shoppers should have.

“We’re asking everyone who shopped at a Target location since Black Friday to monitor their credit card accounts and contact their banking establishments to see if there is any suspicious activity,” Molly Snyder, a Target spokesperson, told Mashable. “Anyone with a Target Red Card or a card from another bank should remain vigilant and keep checking their accounts for fraudulent activity.”

Target is working with authorities to learn more about the incident and is currently alerting shoppers with email addresses to take caution.

Long story short, if you have shopped at Target between Black Friday and December 15th you should be on the lookout. Also, you can call target and I am sure they would love to hear from you!

Target has set up a dedicated call center and is addressing frequently asked questions related to the breach on its website. If you shopped at a Target store in this designated time frame, you can call 866-852-8680.

“We are also answering questions on social media and trying to reach people anywhere they are engaged with the latest information,” Snyder said.

For a retailer it doesn’t get much worse than this.

How do you feel about shopping these days? Do you wonder that when you swipe that card if it will go somewhere it shouldn’t. Maybe cash will make a comeback and old fashioned muggings and robberies will come back into vogue. Ahhh, tis the season!

  • I think that vast majority of people aren’t aware of it, and if they are, they don’t think it will effect them. Just gotta remember to check those bank statements and hopefully your bank will call you if there’s spending that is out of the ordinary.