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(SeattlePI)   If you're Target and you're trying to win back your customers' confidence, don't send out a spam email that reads like it was created by scammers   ( divider line
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9150 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2014 at 10:30 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-17 10:45:50 AM  
6 votes:
I think the irony here is that Target, nominally in an effort to save face (though, more accurately, to save profits), has offered to pay for a year of credit monitoring/identity theft protection. They are doing so through Experian, who, it was revealed only 3 months ago, was selling consumer data to an identity theft service.
2014-01-17 10:52:12 AM  
2 votes:
An article sourced entirely from tweets. Journalism at its finest.
2014-01-17 09:11:47 AM  
2 votes:

stpauler: Yes, but reading that article was difficult because it was hard to tell when it started and stopped due to the random fonts they used interspersed with the ads.

You see ads? Are you a time traveler from 1997? All of us in the 21st century use Adblock. You should look into it.
2014-01-17 09:00:46 AM  
2 votes:
Yes, but reading that article was difficult because it was hard to tell when it started and stopped due to the random fonts they used interspersed with the ads.
2014-01-17 11:36:34 AM  
1 vote:
Used my debit card at Walgreens the other day.  I was thinking, I should just go to an ATM
an get some money, this is dumb.

Target was just honest enough to tell us about their problem.  I have no such faith that will
2014-01-17 11:32:13 AM  
1 vote:

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Target customers & card holders = SUCKERS!

Let me guess, you only buy cash only from locally run mom and pop apothecaries and craft stores, organic food from the farmer just outside of town, all collected on your bicycle because you're too hipster and superior to everyone to use a common everyday big box store?

That's it, isn't it.  I knew that was it.
2014-01-17 10:42:56 AM  
1 vote:
All so, you farking douche bags, don't send out a letter explaining how you goofed, giving away 1 year free credit monitoring, and then in that letter lecture me on how to safeguard my information. Look you Target putzes I'm not the one that had a data breach, I'm not the one who has to make things right, and I'm not the one you should be lecturing. Getting that information from Target makes me want to hunt the CEO and CTO of Target down and breach their data, from behind.
2014-01-17 10:41:50 AM  
1 vote:
Seems legit:

Dear Customer of Value:

I am DR. MOKIMBO IBRAHIM, wishing to you of the health and happiness. I am writing to you on behalf of the TARGGET CORPORATION, who recently have suffered tragedy of stealing of credit card numbers and thefting of customers information. I am asking for you help in restoring the trust in TARGGET CORPORATION. To regain of the confidence of its customers TARGGET CORPORATION is wanting to send every good customer USD$10,000 as show of good faith. As a renowned good customer yourself, I am prepared to release to you that full sum. In order to transfer to your account can you be please providing to me:

1) Bank name
2) Account number
3) Your full name
4) Mother's name of maiden
5) Date of birthing also and of place
6) Your SSN

Also for verifying you as customer, we need one major credit card number with expiry date and 3-digit verification code.

You can send these to me at

Thanking you for your time and compliments of the season to you.

Dr. Mokimbo Ibrahim
2014-01-17 10:39:52 AM  
1 vote:
Jesus, it's not that hard to figure out, people...

1. Check out Target's website. Not from a link in the email, but by manually navigating to it.
2. Look for a link about the data breach. If it's not on the main page, then it's under the 'Customer Support' tab.
3, Click there.

And this is standard practice for companies involved in data breaches. Haven't shopped at Target for awhile? Just take the free credit monitoring and STFU, you'd be biatching if they WEREN'T doing anything also, I'm sure. Some people want to complain about every corporate entity they can, whether it's warranted or not.
2014-01-17 08:56:31 AM  
1 vote:
If you are target and want to continue to do business, consider cash only and no questions asked.
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