by TODD SPENCE (twitter)
If this doesn't get you into the Christmas shopping mood, I don't know what will! Target has confirmed that over 40 million in credit and debit card information has been stolen. Which really sucks because I was eye-balling that Moroccan lantern priced at a low $14.99, and that's without a coupon.
This thievery took place around Nov. 27th through Dec. 15th. That's right, all of that elbowing on Black Friday over that that toaster got you some real good karma.
Earlier, the Secret Service confirmed to USA Today that they are investigating the crime. I only thought of the Secret Service as the guys that protect the President, but I guess they're really like S.H.I.E.L.D., only not up to anything as super cool.
Target's President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement "Target's first priority is preserving the trust of our guests and we have moved swiftly to address this issue, so guests can shop with confidence. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We take this matter very seriously and are working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice."
I personally think it's Project Mayhem, those guys would totally do something like this.
Apparently it's hard to say right now, but Target.com and their 1,797 stores in the US AND 124 in Canada may be affected. And by Target stores being affected, I really mean you're the one who is going to get the headache. So instead of baking that apple pie for Auntie Sue, start checking your bank statements because that's a fun thing to do around Christmas, right?
So who around here went shopping at Target around Nov. 27th through Dec. 15th??