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I’ve Been Targeted

January 17, 2014 , , ,

I have the news in my in box today that, although I have not been in a Target store for about 6 months, and have not shopped with them on line for years, my personal data has been lifted from their server. They inform you that they will help you monitor this intrusion for a year, but unknown bandits have your information and will, for the rest of your life, target you and sell information about you in order to hack your identity.

 You are a TARGET!!!!!!

Dear Target Guest,
As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores, through Experian’s® ProtectMyID® product which includes identity theft insurance where available

I have answered the mail and requested the year, which is entirely inadequate to deal with the issue at hand. The number of people who have been hacked at Target grows daily. Ironic that the whole thing is about targets.  Have you been Targeted?  How does it make you feel?  I am not only no longer a customer of the store, I am into the idea of a class action law suit.

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thats very unpleasant! At least you are aware…it’s considerably worse when the company tries to cover up (which has happened here).

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bloglr2

January 21, 2014

oops! blogl is my new project – this is fiona!!!

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bloglr2

January 21, 2014

whoa.. seriously ? This happened despite you not having shopped there recently?

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Stevie Wilson

January 21, 2014

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