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Target discount announced: Olive branch extended in wake of credit card breach

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Target discounts, that’s what Target is doing in the wake of the 40 million shoppers who shopped at their store and were exposed to a data breach in recent weeks. According to ABC News on Dec. 21, Target is apologizing to their customers and giving them a reason to shop in their stores, a discount.

Target is offering a 10 percent discount to all Target customers. This discount offer is good for Dec. 21 and Dec. 22 only. The issue of unauthorized access to payment card data has been “identified and eliminated” at all their U.S. locations, reports Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel.

Steinhafel also promised that customers “will not be held financially responsible for any credit and debit card fraud.” Along with the 10 percent discount, they are offering the customers whose credit cards were among the 40 million breached, free credit monitoring services.

The CEO said they’d be contacting those folks soon to tell them how they can access this free service. Target is asking anyone who finds charges they did not make on their credit or debit account to contact the company at 1-866-852-8680. The company will never ask you for your social security number.

Many complaints were heard since this Target breach that customers cannot get a hold of anyone from Target either by phone or through their website. Steinhafel apologized for this, saying that because of this breach they’ve been overwhelmed with calls inquiries through the website.

The 10 percent discount is good for Dec. 21 and 22 to anyone who shops in a Target store.

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