Help available for victims of Target data breach

January 17, 2014

As shared by The Valley Gazette

State Sen. Kevin Kelly, who represents all of Shelton, has put out information on how people may have been impacted by the Target data breach can protect themselves. Below is a statement issued by Kelly:

During the holiday shopping season, Target stores had a security hack that affected up to 110 million shoppers. If you used a credit card to make a purchase at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, you could have been impacted, and your credit card information may have been breached.

Now, to help restore peace of mind, Target is offering free credit monitoring for a year to all Target customers.

Customers can sign up for a free year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection from “ProtectMyID” from Experian. To sign up, you must first go to the Target website at and enter your e-mail address to receive an activation code for free service.

The service provides:

— A copy of a credit report
— Daily credit monitoring
— Identity theft insurance (except where prohibited by law)
— Access to personalized assistance from a fraud resolution agent

You have until April 23 to request an activation code to set up your free monitoring and you have until April 30 to register for ProtectMyID.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to visit or to contact Target directly at 866-852-8680.