Politics & Government
12:32 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Shopped at Target Recently? Check Your Credit and Debit Card Statements

Hackers grab 40 million accounts from Target stores
Hackers grab 40 million accounts from Target stores
Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers has been stolen.

Target isn't saying how the breach happened, according to the Associated Press, but questions swirl around whether the crime may have been an inside job.

The company reports that any shoppers who made purchases at U.S. Target stores between November 27 through December 15, using plastic, may have had their name, credit/debit card number, card expiration date and three-digit security code, exposed.

If this applies to you, here's what you should do:

  • Check your credit and debit card statements.
  • If you see suspicious charges, report the activity to your credit card company and call Target at 866-852-8680.
  • You can also report cases of identity theft to law enforcement or the Federal Trade Commission, online or call the FTC at 877-438-4338.

The federal government is aiding in the investigation.