Whistleblower: Some wary of Target's ID protection offer

  • Article by: Alejandra Matos , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 19, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Target customer Shannon Olsen worries that her identity and financial information will be at risk long past the year that Target is offering to monitor its customers’ personal information. Olsen doesn’t know whether her identity was stolen in the massive data breach that affected up to 110 million consumers, but she’s already looking for alternatives.

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tmrichardsonJan. 19, 14 4:47 AM

This "you are not liable" B. S. needs to be called out. The country is full of people who were not liable but have had their credit ruined and money lost. In the end at best it's a monstrous pain in the neck that involves many hours for those who have their information stolen. There is no one who will step in to fix the problems immediately, and there is no one in the world harder to reach on the phone than Experian/Transunion/Equifax.

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unsinnJan. 19, 14 8:54 AM

I signed up for credit monitoring over a year ago at my own expense. A month or two later I received an offer for free credit monitoring because my social security number may have been disclosed by a certain company - not retail or banking industry related. This breach affected thousands of people, however I never was able to learn how many, and it was never reported in the media. It took 2 or 3 tedious hours on the phone changing my credit monitoring service to the "free offer". I'm not sure that I will make the effort to sign up for Target's offer of free credit monitoring because it must be activated before my current free service expires, and I don't want to spend another 2-3 hours on the phone. In addition, my guess is that I'll get another offer for credit monitoring in the near future from another company who may have had a security breach. My only complaint to Target is that I really wish you would stop referring to us as your "guests". I spent over $150.00 in your store yesterday, and although it was a pleasant experience, I felt like I was your customer rather than your guest.

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