As you may have heard on the news last week, Target Stores suffered a significant card data breach beginning the week of Thanksgiving that affected nearly 40 million credit and debit cardholders. The unauthorized access is most likely to have impacted shoppers who made credit or debit card purchases in U.S. Target stores between November 27 and December 15, 2013. Information exposed as a result of this breach includes: customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security code) – sufficient information for fraudsters to make unauthorized purchases or create counterfeit cards.
We have been personally calling and sending follow-up letters to all customers who recently purchased from Target with their debit cards.
To reduce the impact to all customers we have placed some restrictions on signature-based purchases with your debit card. You will be able to shop in stores with your PIN number. However, in-store purchases using your signature may not go through.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you over the next few weeks. Though this breach is a result a merchant breach that was beyond our control, we want to do all we can to protect you and your account as the incident is fully investigated. For more information about the breach, please review Target’s Breach Notification Letter.
Please remember to monitor all of your accounts and credits with all financial institutions regularly, and to report anything suspicious immediately.
We appreciate your patience and would be happy to answer any of your questions. Please contact us in the way most convenient for you: