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Local shoppers can contact Target if unauthorized credit card activity suspected

Target shoppers who suspect unauthorized activity on their credit or debit cards should contact the corporation, according to a news release from the company.

Shoppers can call Target at 866-852-8680.

The Minneapolis-based corporation confirmed Thursday that up to 40 millions credit and debit cards could be at risk following a security breach that started last month, the release said.

The national retail giant is investigating the hack, which reportedly began on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and extended to Dec. 15, the company is reporting. Target is reportedly working closely with law enforcement and financial institutions, and has identified and resolved the issue.

"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," Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Target said in the release. "We take this matter very seriously and are working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice."

Target alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after it was made aware of the breach, according to the company. The breach reportedly involved almost all Target stores in the United States, according to media reports.

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Area stores

• 60 Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard

• 7601 Kingery Hwy. in Willowbrook

• 9250 Joliet Road in Hodgkins

• 50 E. North Ave. in Villa Park

• 401 W. Irving Park Road in Wood Dale

• 800 Broadview Village Square in Broadview

• 130 S. Mannheim Road in Hillside

• 2333 63rd Street in Woodridge

• 601 S. County Farm Road in Wheaton

• 175 W. Army Trail Road in Glendale Heights

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