Target Stores announced they will offer all guests who shopped their U.S. stores one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
Customers have until April 23, 2014 to request an activation code, and then until April 30, 2014 to register for free credit monitoring.
In addition to a complimentary copy of their credit report from Experian, guests who sign up will receive daily credit monitoring, identity theft insurance where available, and have access to personalized assistance from a highly trained Fraud Resolution Agent. Access to the Fraud Resolution Agent will continue even after other benefits of the initial one-year membership expire. After 12 months, those who register have the option to continue their memberships at their own expense.
The free offer being provided by Target does not include credit scores. When visiting the enrollment site, guests will have the option to purchase these additional services at their own expense if they choose, but are not required to purchase a credit score to receive the benefits of credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
Visit Creditmonitoring.target.com to request an activation code. Customers will be required to submit their name and an email address. After submitting their information, Target will email guests within 72 hours with their unique activation code and directions for how to enroll. Guests should look for this email and check that it does not end up in a “junk” mailbox. Emails collected during this process will only be used for the purpose of sending an activation code for free credit monitoring.
Customers who sign up for free credit monitoring should continue to monitor their accounts and report any unusual or suspicious activity to their bank. In addition, please remain wary of consumer scams, including phishing and social engineering.