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40 Million Credit Card Numbers May Have Been Compromised At Target

If you made a purchase at Target recently, your credit card information may have been compromised.
If you made a purchase at Target recently, your credit card information may have been compromised.

The retail giant says credit card information was stolen from millions of shoppers during the some of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Between November 27 and December 15, Target says approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts for in-store shoppers were compromised.

Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Target says the company has identified and resolved the security issue that lead to the breach.  

The spokeswoman also said this is a sophisticated crime and a forensics team will look into it.  

If you use a debit card, you need to be even more vigilant about reporting fraudulent charges.

Tyler Patton from the Better Business Bureau says you could be held liable for fraudulent charges if you don't report it immediately, and the longer you wait, the more you could be charged.

"You can be held liable up to $50 for fraudulent charges if you don't report it within the first two days. But after day two, it becomes $500. If you wait 60 days, you may be liable for the full amount."
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