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Resident blames Target breach for attempted fraud

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A Chesterton resident believes that her savings account may have fallen afoul of the Target breach last month, Chesterton Police said.

According to police, on Sunday the resident received a text message from her bank informing her that a wire transfer was scheduled for Tuesday, in the amount of $5,000, with the recipient listed as her mother-in-law. The resident subsequently learned that the transfer was not a valid one and was able to cancel it.

But the resident advised police that she had shopped at Target during December--when the company’s system was breached and the information of millions of customers was stolen--and believes that the attempted fraudulent wire transfer may be connected with that.


Posted 1/20/2014






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