Target Corp. confirmed a data breach may have affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts used in Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Check your accounts
If you shopped at a Target store between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013, you should check your account for any suspicious or unusual activity. If you see something that appears fraudulent, REDcard holders should contact Target, others should contact their bank.
2. Contact Target
Customers who suspect unauthorized activity should contact Target at 866-852-8680.
3. Contact the FTC
You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission or police to report incidents of identity theft or to learn about steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. Visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft or call the FTC at (877) IDTHEFT (438-4338) for more information.
4. Get a new card
If you would feel more comfortable, you can request a replacement card from your credit card provider for all card accounts you've used at Target.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Were online purchases made at Target.com part of the breach?
No. The Target.com website is not believed to have been affected.