IMPORTANT Message from Target

target I received the following email from Target and wanted to share with everyone.  Please read.

Dear Target Guest,
As you may have heard or read, Target learned in mid-December that criminals forced their way into our systems and took guest information, including debit and credit card data from our U.S. stores; Target Canada stores were not impacted by the payment card breach. In early January, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that guest contact information — separate from the payment card data — was also taken, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion.
We have retained a leading third party forensics firm who is conducting a thorough investigation of this incident. Additionally, Target alerted authorities immediately after we discovered and confirmed the initial unauthorized access. We are investing in the internal processes and systems needed to reduce the likelihood that this ever happens again.
I am truly sorry this incident occurred and sincerely regret any inconvenience it may cause you. Because we value you as a guest and your trust is important to us, Target is working on a credit monitoring offer for impacted Canadian guests. We will send you information about that offer when it becomes available in the coming days, so there is no need for you to contact us at this time.
To guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information, such as social insurance number, passwords, user IDs and financial account information. Here are some tips that will help protect you:
  • Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Instead, ask for a call-back number.
  • Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don’t recognize.
  • Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
Target’s email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.
Thank you for your patience and loyalty to Target. If you have further questions, you may call us at 800-776-4444 or visit
Gregg Steinhafel
Chairman, President and CEO

3 thoughts on “IMPORTANT Message from Target

    • Christine

      This is about Canadians info as its signed off with the canadian phone # and website (, it’s simply saying our info was shared too, names and emails

  1. Beth O'Donovan

    I shopped at Target in the US in November and December. How dis they know to contact you?


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