Common Questions About The Target Data Breach

December 19, 2013 10:30 PM
Common Questions About The Target Data Breach
" NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers.

Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed.

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The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.

The stolen information included Target store brand cards and major card brands such as Visa and MasterCard.

The data breach did not affect online purchases, the company said.

Check: Letter To Customers | Report Identity Theft | Identity Theft Guide | Check Credit Report

Here are some answers to the most common questions about the theft:

Q: I shopped at Target during that time "

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