Friday, January 31, 2014

Data Breach Leads to Target Scam Outbreak

As you undoubtedly know by now, millions of Americans are being warned of the risk of falling victim to a Target scam following the massive data breach at the retail store chain.

Crooks are homing in on the disaster, in which more than 100 million consumer records are believed to have been compromised.

There's nothing new about the type of scams themselves -- which are almost exclusively aimed at identity theft or malware installation -- but the data theft has given the crooks an opportunity to use the respected Target name as a lever to trick their victims.

Posing as representatives of banks, card companies and Target themselves, they're sending out emails and text messages asking recipients to verify their card details and hand over other information.

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