In the wake of a massive data breach committed against the Target retail store chain, con artists may be targeting victims in Missouri and elsewhere.
According to the Missouri Attorney General’s office, scammers are calling and emailing consumers and claiming to be from Target, or from their bank or credit card company. The scammers then attempt to trick customers into giving them their personal and financial information.
In a written statement, Attorney General Chris Koster says neither Target nor a consumer’s financial institution would ask for their personal information over the phone or by email, and that any such requests should be refused or ignored.
The data breach occurred at Target stores between November 27th and December 15th.