1/18/2014 7:47 PM
by Rebecca Turco
CHARLESTON - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
urged Target shoppers to sign up for free credit monitoring in light of the
Christmas season security breach that affected around 40 million consumers.
Morrisey said this service will help
customers ensure their identities are protected - even those who were not
impacted by the breach. During the past few days, Target has sent emails to
customers offering one year of free credit monitoring, as well as identity
theft insurance where available. The offer includes a complimentary copy of a
consumer's credit report to review accounts, balances and transactions.
Morrisey encouraged West Virginians
who have shopped at Target to take advantage of this offer. To register for the
free credit monitoring, go to CreditMonitoring.Target.com before April 23.
If you believe you have been a victim of
an identity theft or your credit cards have been breached, call local law
enforcement, as well as the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at
800-368-8808 and the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-438-4338, or go online