Target/Neiman's data breech

xminionJanuary 21, 2014

So it appears that a Russian kid hacked over 100 million accounts. I ask you...has your spending behavior changed at Target/NM's or elsewhere?

Personally I stopped shopping a Target a long time ago when they started scanning Driver's Licenses for booze purchases.

In fact, they still are scanning DL's - apparently they don't see anything untoward with this!

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emma

It must have been a very serious security breach because my CU sent a letter to everyone who had used their CC at Target. The letter said if we did not block the credit card they would block it after 30 days. The CU has told us before to get a new card because of problems, but never ever said they would block it. I have a new card and the first time I went to Target after that I was a little concerned so I wrote a check. I am sure it has been taken care of by now. Target is my favorite store, even though I spend more at Walmart because of the lower prices.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 5:36PM
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sushipup1

I spend cash at Target. Actually, I spend cash for all purchases under about $100.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 6:48PM
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christopherh

There are no Target Stores in Vermont, and no Neiman Marcus either.

I cut up my credit cards years ago and use cash whenever I can. It's fun today watching cashiers figuring out how to make change.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 7:36AM
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emma

Using my CC is the best way of purchasing that I have found. I don't recommend it for young people but for me it is wonderful. Much better than writing checks and I will not carry a lot of cash around. It is so easy to write a check at my desk once a month.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 10:20AM
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mxyplx

Mssg removed as it was OT.

This post was edited by mxyplx on Thu, Jan 23, 14 at 8:15

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 10:46PM
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joyfulguy

Target's cash customers ...

... aren't sweating blood/bullets in the last month or so.

ole joyful

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 2:10PM
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emma

I use my cc there and I was not sweating bullets either. My CU takes very good care of it's customers. They notified us right away.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 4:40PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

Not changing a thing...

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:50AM
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emma

luann do you mean you are not changing your CC number?

I knew there was a reason not to get a rewards card anywhere. That is what gives them you name and address and maybe you phone number. Who ever got the information about Target's customers have your name and address if you have a rewards card.

This post was edited by EmmaR on Sun, Jan 26, 14 at 13:01

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 12:58PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

"luann do you mean you are not changing your CC number? "

Right.
My credit accounts have not been compromised.

And as far as address and phone number goes... those are in the phone book.

(PS - I have never had a DL scanned at Target!)

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 6:34PM
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