Schemers Target Data Breach Victims

The Better Business Bureau that serves Wyoming has issued a statement this week regarding the security breach for Target customers.

The bureau is advising all Target customers whose credit or debit information was released to beware of con artists posing as representatives of the company.

According to the bureau release, many consumers have reported receiving text messages that claim to be from their credit-card companies. The message states that their card has been blocked in response to fraudulent activity following the recent Target data breach. The message asks for you to call a phone number to verify personal account information.

Shelley Polansky is the vice president of communications for the bureau. She said this is just a con to get you to share your card number and other information.

In addition to text messages, some consumers have said they are receiving email and phone calls requesting the same information. In one version, scammers call and claim to represent Target and ask consumers to "verify" their name, address, Social Security and other information to supposedly check whether their information was compromised in the breach.

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