FREE CREDIT MONITORING SITE (If they can get the damn thing to work)

MISC:  If you are interested in the Wal Mart 9 page 'Investigation and Detention of Shoplifters Policy (AP-09)' it can be found at:   http://walmartap.blogspot.com/ and of course the Target policy is at:  http://targetapdirectives2006.blogspot.com/


1/18/14 UPDATE:  

In addition to my own inability to get onto this site, complaints are appearing on various consumer sites with the same complaint. 

If you can't get on the damn thing then it is totally worthless, which considering that since 2006 I have been saying that "TARGET SUCKS" should probably not be a great surprise to me.

Tarbutt says that it has set up a free credit monitoring program with Experian for one year of monitoring.  

You can sign up at:  https://creditmonitoring.target.com/.

You need to enter your full name and email address to have a 'code' sent to you in 1 to 5 days.    

You can sign up to get your activation code until April 23, 2014 and must use it to sign up by April 30, 2014.

You must then follow the instructions which will require you to enter various items of personal information like Name, SSN, DOB, home address, email etc.  (see below for Target Reply)

Hopefully there will be some decent security on this.  I can only assume that there will be a lot of bogus sites set up trying to get you to use them to join the program and of course if you fall for the 'wrong' site then you will be giving away to scammers all your own personal info.

So good luck and happy shopping, at some other chain than Tarbutt.


Dear Guest,

Below is the activation code that you requested from Target.

We are partnering with Experian®, a leading global information services company, to provide you with one year of free credit monitoring. Below you will find your unique activation code, along with instructions on how to redeem your one year of free credit monitoring.

Your unique activation code: ABCDEFGHI

Please note: This code will expire on April 30, 2014. You must activate your Experian® account by that date using the instructions below.

Instructions for activating your Experian® ProtectMyID® account:
  1. Go to .protectmyid.com/target.
  2. Enter your activation code
  3. Submit name, address, email
  4. Create log-in, submit Social Security Number
  5. Verify identity
We apologize for the inconvenience the breach may have caused and hope that this credit monitoring service provides you with some peace of mind. Thank you for your patience, understanding and loyalty to Target.


No need to rush, I suspect that most users will have some problems with this site.  I have entered my own Activation Code 20+ times over 5 days and it does nothing.  The screen won't change.  

Hope you have better results but given that Tarbutt seems to have problems doing even simple things you might find you also have a dud site here.  Did they use the ObamaCare web designers on this?

Here is their contact email address, tell them their site SUCKS!