If you shopped at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, some of your information was taken. That included credit/debit card numbers, names, mailing addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.

Target has a site for answers to most of your questions regarding this incident.

But many experts are encouraging you to continue to monitor your bank and credit card statements for fraud, as the scammer may be waiting a few months for the fervor to die down, then start using the stolen information.

One of the things that Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all Target guests who shopped U.S. stores.

Simply go to creditmonitoring.target.com and enter your name and email address.  After submitting your information, Target will email you within 72 hours with your unique activation code and directions for how to enroll in ProtectMyID.

Even if you “think” your information has been compromised, this is a great way to be safe rather than sorry.  And it’s free!

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