Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported.
She says Floridians who used their cards at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 this year should monitor their bank and credit accounts for suspect purchases. Other steps to take:
- If unauthorized transactions are found, contact your bank or credit card issuer right away.
- Keep receipts to compare with activity listed on account statements.
- Contact credit bureaus to put a fraud alert on your credit report or to check your credit report for debts you did not make: Equifax, 1-800-525-6285; Experian, 1-888-397-3742 or Transunion, 1-800-680-7289, where a voice message guides Target customers to www.transunion.com/fraud.
- If you suspect someone has stolen your identity, the AG's office says to contact local law enforcement.
Click here to see the steps Target is advising its customers to take.