Target offering free credit monitoring services

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – After news of the hacking breach at Target stores across the country, the company’s CEO has sent an email to customers about the issue.

Target said it’s possibly 40 million debit and credit cards could be comprised from the security breach. Now, Target has said it will be providing free credit monitoring services for those impacted.

Target says it will be in touch on how and where to access the service.

“It just made me feel comfortable that they really are trying to do everything they can,” said Marian Fitzgerald, who shopped at Target between the dates of November 27 and December 15.

Along with Target sending out emails, JP Morgan Chase is also reaching out to it’s customers.

In a statement, the bank announced Saturday that it’s limiting the use of debit cards for customers and increasing security.

It will limit ATM debit withdrawals to $100 and limit purchases to $300 a day.

“I’ll probably keep a lookout on my bank account for ac couple of days just to make sure no one has my stuff,” said Ted Dickson, another Target shopper.

Fitzgerald said she was one of those customers who shopped at the store during the targeted dates, but says right now all she can do is wait.

“I don’t do online banking so I’ll just be waiting for my statement to come in and figure between my credit card company and Target, they’ll take care of me,” she said.

3 comments

  • dan

    pretty sure by taking the monitoring service you agree to opt out of any future class action suit.Get you own monitoring.they couldnt keep your data safe to begin with what makes you think a service they pick will?

    • Frank Smith

      The free cred report thing is a classic way to mitigate these kinds of issues. When Batteries com had their database cracked a few years ago, that was their way of saying “we’re sorry.”

      Be sure to read the fine print, before saying yes to the $30 value credit report.

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