Target Offers Free Credit Monitoring

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In response to the data breach that has put millions of consumer’s personal information at risk last month, Target announced that it is offering free credit monitoring for all of their customers. You do not have to have shopped at the store during the breach in order to sign up for the service, which is great news for all regular customers.

I find myself in Target at least once a month, usually picking up personal care or food items. Although I did shop there on Black Friday, I paid cash. It was a lucky break, considering I almost always use my debit or credit card. (Gotta get those rewards points!)  Still, we can’t be sure how this whole incident will shake out in the months to come, considering it may take the thieves some time to get through all of that stolen info and make use of it.

In order to take advantage of the free credit monitoring, which is provided by Experian, you simply need to sign up here.  If you’ve shopped in Target at all in recent weeks and used a debit or credit card, it would probably be a good idea to get yourself signed up for this free service.  You have until April 23, 2014.

Were you affected by the Target data breach?  Do you think Target offering free credit monitoring is enough compensation for consumers?

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