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Dealing with the Target Scam

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Welcome back! Talk about a lasting issue, the number of people affected by the Target scam just keeps on growing.

But lucky for Montana The Office of Consumer Protection has our back. ABC Montana's Joe Moeller explains.

"The size of the breach continues to increase, originally it was 40 million and now it is up to 70 million and so I think consumers have right to wonder if we have heard the last of this."  said Matthew Dale from the Office of Consumer Protection.

The number continues to grow of Target customers who have had debit and credit card numbers and personal information stolen in the nationwide retail hack. The State of Montana Office of Consumer Protection has put the effort into contacting the corporate giant to see how many Montanans might be affected.

"We have asked for some information we have made inquires trying to find out what the affect is in Montana, but that has been the extent of our interaction with the corporate office." continued Dale.

The office of consumer protection has yet to gather any information from Target, but hasn't had too many people contacting them.

"We have had very little contact from consumers who are target purchasers who have suffered from this so we have had very little activity in our office related to this breach at Target." added Dale.

The scam affected people who shopped at Target from November into mid December and if you notice something odd in your statements, the best place to go is the Target web site, or the Office of Consumer Protection.

"The companies effort to make things right and make consumers whole and protect consumers has been very good. They seem to be treating it very seriously, they seem to be making the services that their offering not only free, but accessible. For someone that has access to the Target web site that is really the one stop shop." said Dale.

In addition, Attorney General Tim Fox is urging those affected to take the advantage of the offer from Target of one year free credit screening.

If you have shopped in Targets like this one here in Helena make sure to check your records from late November to December 15th and if you have any questions you can contact the Consumer Protection Office in Montana.

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