Target is apologizing to customers for its widespread data breach by offering a discount to everyone this weekend. But on Saturday, some of the emails customers received may have been part of a phishing scam. According to the Wall Street Journal, fake emails were sent out Saturday that looked close to the real ones. But instead of linking people to credit bureau websites, the sites were fraudulent.
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach. The chain said Thursday that the accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by swiping cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed.
What should you do know? Security Expert Bruce Schneirer talked with Dave Lee.
We know you’re looking for the easiest and smartest ways to shop as we get closer to Christmas. This week we are getting to the bottom of some of your holiday shopping questions. For Tuesday, we decided to take a look at that card you’re swiping. Is it better to press “debit” or “credit”?
Caroline Kennedy was sworn in as the ambassador to Japan on Tuesday. So, that had Wendy from Eagan wondering: What does being an ambassador entail? According to the U.S. State Department, a U.S. ambassador is the president’s highest-ranking representative to another country. That person’s main role is to coordinate the Foreign Service office and the staff that serves under him or her. An ambassador is nominated by the president, but must be approved by the Senate. Some ambassadors are long-time diplomats, and others have been political friends or allies. In this case, Caroline Kennedy is a well-known person from prominent political family who will fill a high-profile ambassadorship.
Is it better to use points, cash back, or miles? When it comes to credit cards, all rewards are not created equal. With so many options out there, we wanted to know what’s the best deal. As sifting through her stuff, Jamie Tauer admitted to making what experts consider one of the biggest credit card mistakes of all.
Target Corp. says it has reached a deal to sell its entire consumer credit card business to TD Bank Group.
Roseville Police are seeking the public’s help in locating victims of a Rosedale Center food court restaurant credit and debit card skimming scheme.
The days of using quarters to plug the parking meter are coming to an end in the Twin Cities.
We use plastic so often, retailers are trying to speed up the process of swiping, approving and signing. So why is it that sometimes you have to sign and other times you don’t?
Target Corp. says it is temporarily suspending its efforts to sell the portfolio that handles the balances credit cardholders owe the company, but plans to resume the talks later this year.
You hail a taxi in Minneapolis and the cabbie won’t take a credit card. That won’t happen in the future following action by the Minneapolis City Council.
Visa card users will have to figure out a different way to pay for services in Hennepin County, as the county will no longer be taking their plastic.
A woman has been charged with stealing credit cards from Bethel College students and then using them to buy gift cards at various Twin Cities stores.
Back to school time is upon us. We usually think of little ones heading off to class, but there are lots of college kids who will be heading off to dorms and starting their lives as adults.
A UPS store in Apple Valley is credited with stopping a huge theft ring in the United States involving stolen credit card numbers.
A stronger credit-card business helped Target Corp.’s net income rise 2.7 percent in the first quarter, even as customers were cautious about buying because of higher gas and food prices.
For the last week, some video games have been unplugged –literally. Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked and, in turn, taken down last Wednesday. Now, Sony says key security information may have been stolen, some players are mad, and others are worried.
As difficult as the recent recession has been, it’s taught many people some valuable financial lessons. Unfortunately, for many, the lessons learned came by way of a painful foreclosure, bankruptcy or a declining credit rating.
With the possible theft of millions of consumer email addresses from an advertising company, several large companies have started warning customers to expect fraudulent emails that try to coax account login information from them.
In spring, many are getting ready for swimsuit season by working out, but it’s a good time of year to get your finances in shape too. That’s why I’m daring you to follow these three tips, for two weeks in order to help you save $100. (Hence the title “3, 2, 1 Debt Detox!”)
Target said Thursday that a key revenue figure rose 1.8 percent for February, helped by sales of fresh food and by shoppers with its branded cards taking advantage of a 5 percent discount, but the results missed analyst expectations.
Solid holiday sales and improvements in its branded credit card business helped Target’s fourth-quarter profit rise almost 11 percent, but a company official cautioned Thursday that the economy is a “wild card.”
Burnsville Police need the public’s help finding a man and woman they think are responsible for taking purses from cars and then using the stolen credit cards and debit cards.