CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Banks Still Making Changes After Target Credit Breach

View Comments
A cash register screen indicates a customer is entering their PIN number at a Target store on December 19, 2013. (cedit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A cash register screen indicates a customer is entering their PIN number at a Target store on December 19, 2013. (cedit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Banks Still Making Changes After Target Credit BreachPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Banks Still Making Changes After Target Credit BreachCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Banks Still Making Changes After Target Credit BreachViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Banks Still Making Changes After Target Credit BreachPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the final Christmas rush, some North Texans are worried about another problem — identity theft.

Hackers stole the credit information of some 40 million people from Target. Now the retailer is the bullseye for those seeking damages. Monday alone, several lawsuits were filed against the company.

Over the weekend Chase Bank took an aggressive approach and instituted spending limits on some debit card customers accounts. All of those affected were at risk from the Target hacking incident.

Monday, Chase made another change. The bank increased spending limits for Chase cardholders affected by the security breach… but those new limits will only be in effect until customers receive their replacement cards.

Target has been one of Cassandra Jenkins main stops for Christmas shopping. “This is probably my tenth time to Target since the beginning of December,” she told CBS 11 News.

Customers like Jenkins, who were affected by the security breach, were put on notice Monday. “We are temporarily limiting ATM withdrawals in the United States to a total of $100 and purchases to $300 per day,” she read aloud. “That’s totally fine by me.”

Customers are also being allowed to make up to $1000 per day in purchases.

In an unprecedented move, Chase Bank also opened about one-third of its branches on Sunday. The additional hours were meant to help customers get their new cards.

But at this point some customers are forgoing debit cards altogether, opting to use good old-fashioned cash. One customer said it might just be, “…paranoia. I’m sure it’s fine, but I still paid cash. At least with Target I imagine more people are going to pay cash until this has all been cleared up.”

Target customers who shopped between November 27 and December 15 are believed to be the most vulnerable.

Victims of the Target breach won’t be held financially responsible for fraudulent charges to their accounts, but the process of straightening out their credit could take months.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Top Trending:

View Comments