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Target Stores Offer Discount After Security Breach


December 22, 2013

Target stores nationwide have offered 10 percent discounts to all shoppers this weekend. The price slash comes after a massive security breach of credit and debit card information.

The company announced Thursday that as many as 40 million accounts may have been compromised between November 27 and December 15.

The Target store on Route 29 in Albemarle County was just one of the stores slashing prices for customers Saturday and Sunday.

Several shoppers say they appreciate the effort.

Forrest Workman says his account could be one of the millions impacted because he shopped at the retailer during the time frame being investigated.

Workman says a discount alone is not enough to clear the air.

"We all know we get hacked and we all know that's a fact of life, so I think that explaining to people what they need to do is a good thing," said Workman. "A 10 percent discount is a useful thing, but at the moment it feels gimmicky."

The company says it will also offer free credit monitors to affected customers.

For more information on the hack from the company's CEO, click HERE.


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