With the news about the Target credit card breach, I hope you’ve had a chance to check your bank and credit card statements to make sure there aren’t any unauthorized charges.

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up for the free credit monitoring from Target, that’s a first good step.

Also, be on the lookout for a $9.84 charge.  It is a common amount that scammers are using to test if a card is valid and if the owner of the card notices the charge.

You can read more on USA Today

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