Hackers are using credit protection emails sent by Target as an opportunity to hit shoppers, according to customers.
The protection services were offered after millions of credit card numbers, pin numbers, names and email addresses were stolen.
Following the large data breach, Target sent an email to 70-million of its customers updating them on the situation with the breach. It also gave them tips on how to apply for the free credit monitoring service the company offered.
The company said Hackers have now turned to sending emails of their own and using sites like Facebook to send users fraudulent messages in hopes of gaining more customer information.
"It feels like you can't really be safe," said Ahnaf Nur of Newington.
Target officials said they've sniffed out and stopped 12 scams so far.
"I think I'm a lot more vigilant," said Nur. "Other than that, I wasn't even affected the first time around."
Target warned people not to open emails that look like they're from the company. Instead, it instructed customers to head to the store website, Target.com.
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
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