Phillips & Garcia, P.C. has filed a class action in Massachusetts federal court regarding the massive credit and debit card data breach occurring at Target stores from November 27th through December 15th. Target has 36 stores in Massachusetts and it has been estimated that approximately 1 million Massachusetts consumers may be affected by the data breach.
The data breach pertains to both credit and debit card transactions that took place at Target stores. During this 22 day period, unidentified third-parties accessed Target’s payment system to obtain the following information encoded on the back of credit and debit cards: customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the Card Verification Value Code (“CVV”). The CVV code is a three to four digit security code feature for “card not present” transactions (e.g. Internet transactions).
This 22 day long data breach included the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree known as “Black Friday”, as well as a substantial portion of the Christmas shopping season. It has been estimated that over 40 million customers nationally were victims of this data breach.
To report your experience or story regarding the Target card data breach, fill out the Phillips Garcia Law contact form here.