Registration for our free credit monitoring offer ended on April 23.
Because we value you as our guest and your trust is important to us, you can sign up for one year of free credit monitoring that includes identity theft insurance (except where prohibited by law). In addition to a complimentary copy of your credit report, you will receive daily credit monitoring, identity theft insurance where available, and have access to personalized assistance from a highly trained Fraud Resolution Agent. This offer applies to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores. To register, please go to creditmonitoring.target.com before April 23, 2014.
In addition, to guard against possible consumer scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Target is also watching out for these scams and working with online partners to take down fraudulent websites and stop social media scams intended to exploit our guests.
Here are some tips:
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.
You can also find a FAQ specific to the data breach, which includes information related to scams, here.