Target is so far behind that they might as well just close down and go home. They already have several dozen Class Action suits pending and this latest information will generate more suits and not just from Target customers.
Details at: http://targetstoressucks.blogspot.com/ and at the NY Times site: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/11/business/target-breach-affected-70-million-customers.html?hpw&rref=business&_r=2
Shortly you will see suits filed by banks and credit card firms to recover costs and damages for the efforts they have had to, and will continue to have, for canceling and reissuing new cards for customers and also for losses they will have in crediting back customers for those bogus charges made by scammers.
As you can see from a post lower down on the site I immediately (on 12/30/13) filed a BBB complaint saying that Tarbutt had a responsibility to provide ALL who shopped at their stores during the affected period with FREE credit monitoring services.
All I got back from the Better Cover Up Bureau was a form letter saying that Targets reply, directing me to their generic statement, was the reply and closing the complaint.
Tarbutt is a dues paying member of the Better Cover Up Bureau so you can't expect much from that bunch of chuckleheads. I guess that enough consumers were pissed off enough to insist that they get FREE credit monitoring services.
Of course experience shows that any contact site for them will involve hours of attempts to reach it and it will be about as easy to sign up for as 'Obama Care'. Unlike a N.J. Governor, Target was not forthcoming initially and when exposed by a blogger they minimized the loss. This gives Target a further black eye and shows that they can not be trusted to tell the truth.
NBC and CBS quote Target that 110,000,000 people are at risk and you did not even have to shop at Target! Card information stolen may be from their data base and go back several years from in store and internet transactions.
You can expect that scammers will soon be using the information they have now to contact consumers by phone and email in attempts to obtain additional information so as to obtain government issued ID such as driver licenses and passports for identity theft.
Misc www.thebreakroom.org Info. I get a decent amount of traffic coming from this site to mine, however, I have been banned for about the 21st time by one of their reactionary morons who don't want their readers coming to my Target Sucks site. It is unfortunate that site has this idiot in a position as Administrator. Here is the latest from them:
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Here is an extract of what Tarbutt HQ had to say in their press release:
Target Provides Update on Data Breach
"Company extends credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all guests.
the investigation has determined that the stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals. . . Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all guests who shopped our U.S. stores. Guests will have three months to enroll in the program. Additional details will be shared next week. To learn more, please go to target.com/databreach."
Take a look at the Consumerist report with links at: http://consumerist.com/2014/01/10/target-data-breach-manages-to-keep-getting-worse-now-its-70-million-customers-data-stolen/