Local shoppers react to Target security breech - Fox 2 News Headlines

Local shoppers react to Target security breech

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

A federal investigation is underway into the massive Target security breach that may have exposed data from as many as 40 million accounts. The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their data exposed. If you made in-store purchases during that time period be sure to check your bank statements and credit card purchase history. Target says the security breach did not affect online purchases.

Target Corp. advised customers who suspect there has been unauthorized activity on their cards should call them at 866-852-8680.

"During this time of the year we have to be just so careful because there's some people out there that want to rip you off," says Joseph Waller.

"There's a lot of people involved. I was a bit surprised that it's going to affect that many customers," one Target customer told Fox 2's Ron Savage.

Katonya Downer says she pays with cash. "It's best, especially at this time of the year, you know, I can't take a risk at all," she says.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from Target customers

Target has 1,797 U.S. stores and 124 in Canada.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • All you need to know about Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know about Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:10:07 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • Police catch 3 suspects after Rite Aid robbed on Detroit's east side

    Police catch 3 suspects after Rite Aid robbed on Detroit's east side

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:50:34 GMT
    Authorities have caught three suspects after money was stolen from a a Rite Aid Friday morning on Detroit's east side.
    Authorities have caught three suspects after money was stolen from a a Rite Aid Friday morning on Detroit's east side.
  • Family of man who died at local concert defending suspect

    Family of man who died at local concert defending suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:48:29 GMT
    The son of a 55-year-old Westland man who died after an alleged assault at a concert said the 15-year-old teen being investigated is not to blame.
    The son of a 55-year-old Westland man who died after an alleged assault at a concert said the 15-year-old teen being investigated is not to blame.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices