Target Phishing & Scams
We have received reports of an increase in phishing and scams since the Target breach.
On its FAQ page, Target specifically addresses risks associated with socially engineered scams feigning to be related to the breach recovery.
“Your Social Security number was not compromised,” the retailer states on its site. “Be wary of scams that may appear to offer protection but are really trying to get personal information from you. If you have any suspicions about the authenticity of an e-mail or text, do not click the links in it. Please go directly to the sites you need to access. Visit Target.com/paymentcardresponse as a resource for official communications that Target has sent to our guests.”
With the increase in phishing and scams, please remember you will never be asked for your card number or social security to validate transactions or a card compromise.