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110 million Target customers could be at risk, and another retailer gets hit by thieves

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110 million Target customers could be at risk, and another retailer gets hit by thieves

CREATED Jan. 10, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan. 11, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - According to Target, the data breach that compromised the information of tens of millions of customers is worse than originally thought. 

First, the company reported 40 million debit and credit cards had been compromised, comprising holiday shoppers between November 27 and December 15. 

But now, the investigation reveals customers did not have to shop during that window of time to be affected. To make matters worse, the personal information of an additional 70 million customers could be in the hands of thieves. 

Now, Neiman Marcus announced its customers could be at risk. The high-end retailer said an investigation revealed customers' debit and credit cards have been compromised, but the company would not say how many. 

If you notice suspicious activity on your account, here is what you should do:

Call your bank immediately.

Have your account information and details of suspicious activity readily available.
The bank will most likely cancel your card and process a claim to get your money replaced.
It will take 7-10 business days for your new card to come in the mail. 
In the meantime, you can stop by a local branch for a temporary card. 

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