Target offering free credit monitoring services

Posted at 11:39 PM, Dec 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-21 23:39:47-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - After news of the hacking breach at Target stores across the country, the company's CEO has sent an email to customers about the issue.

Target said it's possibly 40 million debit and credit cards could be comprised from the security breach. Now, Target has said it will be providing free credit monitoring services for those impacted.

Target says it will be in touch on how and where to access the service.

"It just made me feel comfortable that they really are trying to do everything they can," said Marian Fitzgerald, who shopped at Target between the dates of November 27 and December 15.

Along with Target sending out emails, JP Morgan Chase is also reaching out to it's customers.

In a statement, the bank announced Saturday that it's limiting the use of debit cards for customers and increasing security.

It will limit ATM debit withdrawals to $100 and limit purchases to $300 a day.

"I'll probably keep a lookout on my bank account for ac couple of days just to make sure no one has my stuff," said Ted Dickson, another Target shopper.

Fitzgerald said she was one of those customers who shopped at the store during the targeted dates, but says right now all she can do is wait.

"I don't do online banking so I'll just be waiting for my statement to come in and figure between my credit card company and Target, they'll take care of me," she said.