May 13 2014
07:41 am
By: amybroyles  shortURL

Someone got my debit card number (not the card itself). The bank caught it before any tremendous damage was done, and they are reimbursing us for the payments they made (2 out of a couple dozen) before they realized what was going on and began rejecting payments. Whoever had it was making large purchases overseas. I still have no idea how they got my number.

Smoake Jones's picture

Target, Neiman Marcus, or Michael's

All experienced substantial data breaches and were well documented.

Some of the debit card issuers did not reissue PIN debit cards since the data was purportedly encrypted while residing on the Target systems.

amybroyles's picture


I do shop there sometimes, and I do have a "red card" that is linked to my debit account. Our bank issued me a new debit card, I guess I need to request one from Target, just to be sure.

amybroyles's picture


And I forgot to say - thanks!

bizgrrl's picture

I have always recommended

I have always recommended that people don't use debit cards except at the ATM. Fraud on your debit card affects your bank balance. Use a credit card and pay it off every month.

I hate that Target requires a debit card for their "red card".

smalc's picture

I don't know if they have

I don't know if they have changed the availability recently, but I have a Target redcard that is a credit card VISA, no debit. Cashiers always ask if I want the debit version.

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