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Continued: Target shoppers undeterred by data breach; welcome 10 percent discount

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 22, 2013 - 9:41 AM

She signed up for a REDcard just before the data breach and shopped during the days shoppers’ information was hacked, but she said she also hasn’t been notified about her accounts being impacted.

“I guess my thinking is, ‘what are the odds it’s going to be me?’ ” she said. “It’s probably not going to stop me [from shopping].”

In northeast ­Minneapolis, one Target shopper who declined to give his name loaded up his car with cat litter and cat food, which he said he purposely used cash to pay for because of Target’s data breach, adding: “They said they fixed it but how do we know they did? They’re worse than the government.”

Shoppers Gary and Connie Morgan of St. Anthony were unfazed, carrying out a TV they bought Saturday because of Target’s discount.

“It won’t affect our shopping at Target,” she said. “Target is a local company so it’s good to support them.”

Added her husband about the data breach: “It can happen anywhere.”


Kelly Smith • 612-673-4141

Twitter: @kellystrib

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