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Alexander Mundy
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Post by Alexander Mundy » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:11 pm

Look! Gregg got hacked, now he thinks he's qualified to counsel mE on it!


> Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:01:51 -0500
> From: TargetNews@target.
> Subject: Important message from Target to our guests
> To:
> 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. To receive your unique activation code for
> this service, please go to and register
> before April 23, 2014. Activation codes must be redeemed by April 30,
> 2014.
> In addition, to guard against possible scams, always be cautious about
> sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers,
> passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some
> tips that will help protect you:
> * Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or
> text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with.
> Instead, ask for a call-back number.
> * Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don’t recognize.
> * Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious
> websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
> Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you
> to provide personal or sensitive information.
> Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. You can find
> additional information and FAQs about this incident at our
> website. If you have further questions, you may
> call us at 866-852-8680.
> Gregg Steinhafel

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