Attorney General urges Target shoppers to sign up for free credit monitoring

Local - 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 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 to


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