TARGET HACK: Free Credit Monitoring Offered
Iowa authorities are urging shoppers to take advantage of free credit monitoring especially if you are a victim of the Target data breach.
The breach impacted anyone who shopped at Target from November 27 through December 15.
Target authorities say information from 110,000 customers might be in the wrong hands.
The thieves might even have access to some credit and debit card numbers and pins.
The company is offering free credit monitoring to all customers, even if you didn’t shop at the retailer during the specific window.
The service offers a credit report, daily credit monitoring and identity theft insurance.
Officials say you can take advantage of this offer even if you haven’t noticed any fraudulent activity on your accounts.
“One concern we had is that someone might make a charge at some point, after a year people could get automatically get renewed and you’d get a charge. That’s not a good practice and that’s not involved here,” Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller advised.
To register for the service go to creditmonitoring.target.com. There you enter your name and email address. You will then be emailed a code that you’ll use to enroll in the service.
You have to take action on this before the end of April.