HANNON: CREDIT PROTECTION FOR TARGET SHOPPERS
“In response to the recent security breach at Target Stores, anyone who has ever shopped there is eligible for free credit monitoring and identity theft protections,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau).
According to the Attorney General’s Office, Target customers can register for one year of FREE credit monitoring at creditmonitoring.target.com. The free credit monitoring is being offered via Experian’s ProtectMyID, and includes:
· A free copy of your credit report;
· Daily credit monitoring;
· Identity theft insurance (except where prohibited by law); and,
· Access to personalized assistance from a fraud resolution agent.
“You can request an activation code by entering your name and e-mail address at creditmonitoring.target.com before April 23, 2014,” said Hannon. “You’ll then receive an e-mail from Target within one to five days, which will include a unique activation code and instructions on how to register the code.”
Customers will have until April 30, 2014, to register their code with ProtectMyID. If the customer has questions, they are encouraged to visit target.com/databreach or contact Target directly at 866-852-8680.
“I strongly encourage any New Yorker who has ever shopped at Target to take advantage of this free credit monitoring for a full year,” said Hannon.