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Target Reveals New Program For Customers After Data Breach

DICKSON CITY — At Target in Dickson City, shoppers are cheering about the good news.

Investigators said from November 27 through mid-December, hackers stole credit, debit and other personal information from up to 70 million customers who shopped at stores across the country.

Target officials now say they will offering free credit monitoring and identity theft to protection.

Customers have three months to enroll in the program.

“I think it’s a really good program for everybody who went through that and people who could be going through that in the future,” said Cody McAndrew of Archbald.

“After something like this, it just puts a really bad rep on their company, and it’s something they have to do with their customers,” agreed Austin Collignon, a Marywood University student.

Investigators said whoever hacked Target’s system stole credit card information as well as customer names, email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers.

They are warning folks to be on alert for scams.

Despite all that, people Newswatch spoke with said they will not stop shopping at Target stores.

They said they appreciate all the store officials are doing to fix things and with the changes, they feel safer than ever.

“I mean I guess if the product they have is at another store, might as well go here, you know you’re safe,” said Chris Dexter of Mountain Top.


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