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Va. Attorney General: Target Customers Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring


Jan. 17, 2104

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is urging any Virginia residents who have shopped at Target stores or the company's website to take advantage of the one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the company following last month's security breach.

On Friday, Atty. Gen. Herring released a statement saying his office working to help ensure Virginians are protected.

"I commend Target for offering credit monitoring to all of its customers, and strongly encourage any affected Virginia customers to take advantage of the monitoring, regardless of whether suspicious activity has appeared on their accounts," said the attorney general. "Consumers should also be vigilant and change their PIN numbers and passwords if they have not already done so."

Target, which has 57 retail stores in Virginia, announced in December that a data breach had given hackers access to the payment card information of approximately 40 million customers across the nation. The stolen information included credit and debit card data, customer names, and PIN numbers.

Last week, Target also revealed that hackers had stolen a second batch of data which included the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million people.

Consumers can register for free credit monitoring at the link located on the right side of the page.


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