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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A number of Target customers who shopped at the retailer over the holiday season are in the process of getting new debit and credit cards from their banks after the retailers servers were hacked.
Hackers grabbed credit and debit card numbers from Target servers during the height of the holiday shopping season, between November 27th and December 15th of last year.
Now a number of banks are going through the process of telling customers they could be affected and are re-issuing their cards.
A new card number should help prevent any financial damage post hack.
"What we have to do is not give up that responsibility of checking behind what we do and watching those charges on credit card statements and that sort of thing," said Jim Camp, CEO of Better Business Bureau Central South Carolina. "Look at those statements and stay in touch because in most cases if it's a credit card, you can protest that charge."
If you do get a new card, make sure to activate it right away.
Also, don't forget to switch the card number on any payments that automatically withdraw from credit or debit accounts.