Tag: Target credit card breach

Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Protection

Credit card fraud and identity theft have been in the news a lot over the last 6 weeks. It all started with the news that Target’s card processing systems were hacked resulting in the unlawful theft of 40 million customers’ account numbers and PINs. This data was sold on various black markets resulting in fraudulent purchases being made with fake credit and debit cards.

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Lessons from the Debit and Credit Card Breach at Target

Target and news services disclosed late last week the PIN numbers of debit cards were also obtained as a part of the data stolen during the debit and credit card breach at US Target stores from November 27th through December 15th. Security analysts recommend anyone who used their debit card at Target during these dates go ahead and change their PIN number.

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Credit Card Breach at Target

One of my clients emailed me on Saturday. She’d recently shopped at a Dallas area Target store to pick up some items for Christmas and had just read the news about the credit card breach at Target stores across the country. She was concerned and wanted to know what to do.

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