Target CEO Offers Discount After Security Issues

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After a breach of credit and debit card data at Target affected as many as 40 million customers, Target’s CEO is offering a discount to last minute Christmas shoppers.

According to CEO Gregg Steinhafel, the issue has been identified and eliminated and he assures customers that they will not be held financially responsible for any credit card and debit card fraud.

In a recent message to customers, Steinhafel says the company will offer free credit monitoring services and will be in touch with those impacted by the issue.

In addition, Target will extend a 10% discount to guests who shop at Target on December 21 and 22.

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16 comments

  • Fred Smith

    That’s it 10% off of our purchases? What a joke
    that is! Their security failed and all Target can offer
    to their loyal customers is a puny discount
    of 10%. This should be a class action!

  • anon opinion

    to be kind of fair it’s not really targets fault. it can happen to you to me to large empires like Walmart target banks and even the president. it’s a part of our flawed society in general and I think that they are handling this very appropriately and genuinely.

  • anon opinion

    You have to remember flawed individuals that scam, spam, virus, fraud etc come up with new ways to do so faster than typically organizations and individuals alike can prevent and protect against. it’s a vicious cycle and if they weren’t doing anything then you could say they didn’t care even though they might be rich, to offer anything more could bankrupt them.

  • Guest Info

    Be my guest at our store. We will allow cyber thieves to have your credit/debit card info. Nice way to treat your “guests”. btw, when I have guests in my house I do not charge them for anything. They are my guests. If I were to charge them, then they would be “customers” not guests.

  • Patricia

    IT’S NOT TARGET FAULT THEY WERE NOT SITTING AT A DESK SCAMMING YOU IT’S THE SMART ONES WHO WAS BORED AND DECIDED TO SEE WHAT TROUBLE HE OR SHE COULD GET INTO AND IT WORKED THERE IS NO PROTECTION FOR ANY BODY IT’S DONE ALL THE TIME ONE WAY TO STOP GHEM IS TOO SHAME THEM WHEN THEY DO THIS PUT THEIR FACES ALL OVER THE INTERNET!!!

  • wayne palm

    The internet and nuclear technology. … Does it seem to anyone that two of the best inventions that offer the greatest advancements to mankind, also carry the possibility of misuse and destruction of man.

  • Fred Fraley

    Nice choice of dates. If you had to cancel your debit/credit card due to the breach the discount will be over before your replacement arrives. So the people most effected get no benefit.

    • Sue Cox

      What people do not realize is that mostly likely Target will RAISE prices first. Then take off the 10% at the register. No one is getting any bargain
      .Stores do that so they will not loose money.

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