Stolen Target data recovered in Texas arrest

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 21, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Fake cards show that information is being sold regionally, police say.

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solutionsJan. 20, 14 9:26 PM

Avoid trial costs. Let them go and put the word out that they stole the credit card of the drug cartels leaders wife.

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turgidJan. 20, 14 9:47 PM

Euro style credit cards with chips would have prevented these guys from even trying this. They are not perfect but obviously would help prevent some types of credit fraud.

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wingknutJan. 20, 1410:56 PM

I don't understand how the cards could still be used, if the credit card companies and banks canceled them and issued new cards to people who had their data stolen.

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jhb8426Jan. 20, 1411:15 PM

wingknut - not all banks have canceled the cards. Some are pushing watchful waiting. It took a personal visit to my bank to convince them I was serious about a new card.

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pinky1933Jan. 20, 1411:22 PM

Russian mafia working through Mexican cartels. The former are persistent and especially nasty.

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twinkie1Jan. 20, 1411:42 PM

Meanwhile, they stashed tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise purchased at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us........................this is only the beginning.

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comment229Jan. 21, 14 4:48 AM

The cards did not appear magically in their possession.... It's time..... and could a case be made that this is a potential national defense problem? Imagine, if someone disrupted our entire economy NEXT time..... If they did not get the cards in Texas, isn't this a case of interstate transportation also? If I were the FBI I would be all over this one and hopefully they are. As for these two, make an example of them; please lock them up and throw away the key and make that known on every national news channel. Then the people doing the crime, have something to think about.

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nessmessJan. 21, 14 5:43 AM

Just the tip of the iceberg... How many more people have obtained duplicate cards? Give them 1 year hard labor for each card recovered....

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comment229Jan. 21, 14 7:21 AM

And Target and the credit industry are in denial this morning. If they were serious, they would demand that anyone who used any kind of credit card at Target MUST cut that card in half and the consumer MUST get a new card... that would make the credit card information worthless.... how much money is the consumer sector going to lose on this! And oh please, tell me that you are only responsible for a max of $50 or nothing at all.... SOMEONE pays for this in the long run.... how do you think Target is going to make up for their losses? How are the credit companies going to make up their losses? If you think they are going to "absorb" the losses, you are living in a bubble.

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wiseguy1Jan. 21, 14 8:37 AM

I wasn't so concerned about the theft, but I am now, considering it looks like the issue could go on forever. I'm going to ask my provider for a new card.

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