Last week, Target sent an email to about 70 million customers offering apologies and free credit monitoring for the next year. Great, right? Unfortunately, whenever someone tries to do good, there is someone right behind them, trying to do wrong. Target says they have identified and stopped at least 12 scammers who were posing as the store, sending similar emails.
In the wake, Target suggests not clicking on links in any such emails and certainly not providing personal information through them.
Instead, go directly to creditmonitoring.target.com.