Target Boycott

Dear Gregg Steinhafel CEO of Target:

I am a victim of the Target fraud. Offering ProtectMyID is a foolish move.
Experian's software does not do anything to protect from fraudulently charging
on a credit card.
I don't expect Target to hunt down the Armenian Mafia, and the Russian mob
who hack credit cards in the billions BUT an insider closed their eyes, allowed
someone access and or saw someone install a scanner and some camera equipment.
Target employees know more than you admit to the public.

Banks also get hacked, they are often silent about the crimes- they pay the loss
and pray the FBI or local police will accidentally run into the criminals.

You need better security because this is still happening today.
My loss was over eight thousand dollars, some of which VISA paid but they won't
point a finger at Target, instead they point blame to some unknown gas station attendant.

Fraud is eating away at the security and confidence in America. While I appreciate your apology,
Target needs to actually do something. ProtectMyID is a joke and an insult to your customers.
Although I have been a red ball flag waver for your brand, a stock holder and a frequent shopper
who spends hundreds of dollars each visit. I will be shopping elsewhere until you tell me you have
reviewed video of every scanning machine at each register to find embed devices that capture card numbers. I suggest everyone boycott your brand. Target likely still has pinhole cameras in stores, in your credit card hubs and headquarters that offer up information to these criminals.

That you take so long to find out they got into your online business is an example of sleeping at the helm. As a shareholder - I say, "you are fired." 

#target #breach thanks for sharing my email, home address, telephone number, social security number, credit card, spending habits and dog license with organized crime

Calling Target Shoppers
 Caroline Gerardo Barbeau
 copyright 2014

To: carolinegerardo@
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00 AM
Subject: Important message from Target to our guests


Dear Target Guest,
As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data. Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring to all Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores, through Experian’s® ProtectMyID® product which includes identity theft insurance where available. To receive your unique activation code for this service, please go to and register before April 23, 2014. Activation codes must be redeemed by April 30, 2014.
In addition, to guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some tips that will help protect you:
  • Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Instead, ask for a call-back number.
  • Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don’t recognize.
  • Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. You can find additional information and FAQs about this incident at our website. If you have further questions, you may call us at 866-852-8680.
Gregg Steinhafel
Chairman, President and CEO

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