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What You Should Do Post Target Security Breach

What You Should Do Post Target Security Breach

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Paul Gutierrez

OMAHA (KPTM) - If you believe your personal information was compromised because of Target's recent credit card breach, there are steps you can take to ensure your safety.

"Look at your statements," said Donald Leu, a consumer credit expert.  "You're looking for detailed transactions and something that you did not do."

And that's just the beginning.

"Call your bank immediately and be pro-active."

Leu told FOX 42 News Thursday it's also wise to check your statements regularly even if you don't think you've been hit.

"Thieves will charge for something small and then once it goes through they'll come back and hit your account for a larger amount."

Other steps recommended include replacing your credit card, changing your PIN number and calling your bank to make sure your finances are in order.

"You don't want to wait for a bank to contact you.  When it gets too bad the bank contacts you the damage has already been done to your accounts.  Keep in mind also it could take months before your card is actually used, so that's why you have to be on top of it and keep looking."

It's a task experts warn could easily mean the difference between becoming a victim and staying safe.

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