REFILE-COLUMN-What Target customers should know about identity theft protection
By Mitch Lipka
Jan 14 (Reuters) - In the wake of a massive data breach that affected up to 100 million shoppers over the holidays, Target Corp has offered all of its customers - whether or not they were directly affected - a year of free credit monitoring. Is it an offer you should take?
Here are some questions and answers about what this sort of protection does - and does not - do and what you should keep in mind if you do sign up.
Q: What is Target offering?
A: One year of free credit monitoring from the credit bureau Experian if you request an authorization code from Target and activate it by April 30.
Q: What does that give me? Continued...