Locals react to Target data breach

By: Gina Esposito Email
By: Gina Esposito Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The data breach that affected about 40 million Target shoppers nationwide also has many people here in Grand Junction questioning their privacy with Target.

Anyone that shopped between November 27th and December 15th is at risk. Most of the data violations started on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

Experts said data thieves were able to store information on the magnetic stripe on the back of cards used and that includes the Grand Junction store.

Marli Solverg of Grand Junction said, "Well I head it initially when I was coming back from Gold's Gym, and I heard it on NPR so I rushed home and checked my credit care. I had gone to Target once during that time."

Shaver Hansen of Grand Junction, said "Nowadays it seems like everybody has some way of accessing to it, just pay in cash I guess."

So it's important now to check your credit card statements online to see if you've been a victim. If you feel like you've been a victim, you can call Target at 866-852-8680.

It's been reported that online target purchases aren't effected by the breach.

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