12-19-2013, 06:28 PM
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News reports are revealing that Target was hacked from November 27 to December 15, and about 40 millions credit cards have been compromised. Experts say that generally only about 5% of cards in such an incident will be used, which is still 2 million cards. If you used a debit or credit card at Target during that period, they are recommending that you cancel your card and have your bank issue a new one. Otherwise the thieves could get all your personal information, including your PIN, and could access all of your bank accounts from an ATM.

Since I did use my card there, I am going to get a new bank card, just to be as safe as possible.

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 12-19-2013, 06:33 PM
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  • ben74
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John is this specific to the US, or world wide?

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 12-19-2013, 06:34 PM
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  • Triad
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What a mess my wife shops there we are definatly getting a new card!! Ben news report says nationwide sounds like its just the US

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 12-19-2013, 06:38 PM
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  • Agravic
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I believe this issue is limited to 'point-of-sale' transactions at US Target stores.

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 12-19-2013, 06:40 PM
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  • ben74
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Australia has their fair share of card skimming scams too, it's usually at ATMs or drive thru POS like McDonalds...

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 12-19-2013, 08:41 PM
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Wow, amazing! Best of luck to all of you who have to get new cards.
Good thing I mainly use cash. One of the benefits of still "going old school". Blush

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 12-20-2013, 03:49 AM
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  • davizera
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Here are some tips that might help my american friends:

http://mashable.com/2013/12/19/target-hack-affected/

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 12-20-2013, 08:00 AM
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  • Johnny
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Would like to find the scammers/thieves, hang them by their balls in a tall oak tree until the spring thaw.

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 12-20-2013, 10:12 AM
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(12-20-2013, 08:00 AM)Johnny Wrote: Would like to find the scammers/thieves, hang them by their balls in a tall oak tree until the spring thaw.

A slightly different side of Johnny, but I like it. Congrats on your 14K post.

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