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Tips for Protecting your Account After Nationwide Target Security Breach

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After Target experienced the second-largest credit card security breach in the country, experts agree it is important to catch this kind of thing when it happens. After Target experienced the second-largest credit card security breach in the country, experts agree it is important to catch this kind of thing when it happens.

NBCRightNow.com - After Target experienced the second-largest credit card security breach in the country, experts agree it is important to catch this kind of thing when it happens.

The recent account hackings at Target stores have affected 40 million Americans including local people that have reached out to us on Facebook.

Patricia Braddock, Numerica Credit Union Vice President explained it is important to monitor your accounts often.

It can help you spot when a purchase has been made by someone other than you.

Contact your bank as soon as you see suspicious activity on your account so they will be able to put a freeze on it and stop any unwanted transactions.

"As an example if you see something coming out of Seattle and you haven't been to Seattle in two weeks that's probably something you want to look into," she said.

A lot of banks will spot transactions made in different locations and notify you if they see something suspicious.

And if you shopped at Target between November 27 and December 15 you should still be keeping a close eye on your account it may not have escaped the hack quite yet.

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