January 16, 2014 - TargetSucks
Target Data Breach / Revenge
I got the following in an email from Target. It includes their free credit monitoring that you can get at creditmonitoring.target.com. Why am I posting this? Because EVERYBODY needs to sign up for this service! Every person that uses the third party service costs target money. So go monitor your credit on their dime!
|Dear Target Guest,
|As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
|I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores, through Experian’s® ProtectMyID® product which includes identity theft insurance where available. To receive your unique activation code for this service, please go to creditmonitoring.target.com and register before April 23, 2014. Activation codes must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
|In addition, to guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some tips that will help protect you:
|Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.
|Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. You can find additional information and FAQs about this incident at our Target.com/databreach website. If you have further questions, you may call us at 866-852-8680.
|Chairman, President and CEO