Target Corporation Unauthorized Customer Data Breach

Target Corporation released information on Thursday, December 19, 2013 about a confirmed unauthorized customer data breach that occurred between November 27, 2013 to December 15, 2013 which affected approximately forty million debit and credit cards that were swiped in their stores throughout the United States. Many of the customers affected by this unauthorized data breach their financial institutions already have security measures and safeguard mechanisms in place to protect accounts in the rare case of fraud. As you should continue to monitor your accounts daily for any debit and credit card purchases, please immediately report any suspicious activity to account representatives at your financial institution. Target Corporation has contacted law enforcement, financial institutions, and has hired a third-party forensic firm. The forensic firm is compiling a list of the affected cards and once gathered it will be disbursed to the financial institutions. Many financial institutions have already disbursed letters to their members and/or posted a message to their website. If you would like to have a new card issued, please contact your bank or they may have already initiated the procedure. Please remember, a financial institution will NEVER call and request you to provide your personal information, including your PIN numbers or passwords over the telephone or through email. For additional information please view the news release provided by Target Corporation

http://investors.target.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=65828&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1885986&highlight=

Credit reports can also be obtained by contacting the following companies:

Equifax
800-525-6285
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
www.equifax.com 

Experian
888-397-3742
P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
www.experian.com 

TransUnion
800-680-7289
Fraud Victim Assistance Division
P.O. Box 6790 Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
www.transunion.com 

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website may be contacted as well for identity theft risks:

Federal Trade Commission
877-IDTHEFT (877-438-4338)

Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
www.consumer.gov/idtheft