Diane, yes. Target card information was also taken. Pay attention to your statements for now.
Ironhart, the information being released by Target to us is that all credit cards may be affected.
Vicki, the only way to tell if your account was compromised would be to discuss that with Target. They are getting a lot of phone calls right now, so you just have to keep trying to get through.
Brenda, You should be monitoring your statements monthly to determine if you have been affected. If you are worried, I would discuss with your bank the possablity of changing cards.
Never a bad idea Sherry. No reports as of yet but you are talking to a security guy who by nature is paranoid.
That is not what is being publically shared. ALL cards have been exposed.
Target has already corrected the breach in their security, and is reviewing their procedures to determine what needs to change for next time. They are still investigating what happened to allow the breach in the first place, so not all details as to corrective measures are available yet.
You're not kidding Miguel! Lot of concerned people out there however the WPTV team is all over the latest!
Good question Sherry! Not directly, however, there IS a lot of personal information stored on your credit cards so keep an eye out as always.
Karen: Can't officially answer but I suspect it is just greatly overloaded.
Delores. you are not necessarily in "trouble", but you are in the group that needs to pay attention to your credit card statements. If you see anything unusual, contact your Credit Card company immediately.
Michele: Target hasn't officially stated that I am aware of, however, keep in mind that it is not just a Red card issue. It is ALL cards Visa, AMEX, MC, used in a target store.
If you have a Target Card, you should monitor your Target transactions carefully and make sure you are aware of every transaction listed. If you see anything unusual, contact Target or your bank immediately.
Sandra: If you used any card in an actually Targe store, yes, you should check your statements carefully.
I'm glad you are being safe Sherry. You will be ok but be sure to go over every credit card statement carefully. Not just this months but going forward and report any suspicious charges timely. You're doing great.
Blanche: It's always good to be extra cautious, however, as long as you thoroughly check your statements this month and EVERY month, you should be safe.
Once they found the breach, they were able to close it almost immediately. That is why the affected dates stop on December 15th.
Thank you for that information Candace.
Nancy... Love that question. For security reasons, they likely notified the credit card firms, the secret service and other agencies before going public. I beleive the story broke yesterday.
Thank you all for participating and the fantastic questions! Please keep them coming and we will do our best to help.
Erin, that would be a recommendation to pass along to Target if you want them to change their procedures.
Good question Tina! The credit card companies are VERY on top of theft in generally and while they may not contact you directly, they often stop all charges cold if they suspect fraud. But be sure to check your statement as well!
Tina, thank you for sharing that information. I'm sure most companies are taking extra steps with this situation.
Nicole, they would not have your bank information, only the Target REDCard information. Changing the REDCard out would solve your problem.