Free Credit Monitoring for Target Data Breach Victims

January 15, 2014

On January 10th, Target announced that it would be offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all guests. This announcement comes in response to a late 2013 security breach that compromised at least 100 million customers' personal information, including credit card payment info.

Target will be offering the protection through ProtectMyID, a service provided by Experian, one of the global leaders in credit reporting. Guests will have until April 23, 2014 to request an activation code from Target, and until April 30, 2014 to register for the offer through ProtectMyID.

Anyone who has shopped at Target can sign up for the service, and if you share a debit or credit card used at a Target store with another person, you may both sign up for the service.

Those who participate in the offer will receive one year of daily credit monitoring, ID theft insurance, and access to advice from a trained Fraud Resolution Agent. After the initial year, participants will have the option to continue to their membership at their own expense; users will not be automatically re-enrolled or charged after the free year expires.

BBB has also joined a Cyber Security Coalition with Target, one of our BBB Accredited Businesses and National Partners, in an effort to educate businesses and consumers about data security

Read Target's official announcement here and get the full enrollment instructions.