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Secondary scams to follow data breach at Target stores
AUSTIN -- The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead.
Nancy Crawford, director of marketing and communications for the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, said scammers will now use this case as a backdrop to reach out to people by phone and email.
The breach impacts guests who made credit or debit card purchases between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
Target said it takes the privacy of shopper information very seriously and worked swiftly to resolve the incident. Target is also telling those who think they might be affected to be vigilant about their credit and debit accounts -- and Crawford warns the risk is real.
Crawford adds with the ever-growing number of identify theft crimes, staying aware of frauds and scams is something that folks should do year-round.
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