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Millions Potentially Affected by Target Data Breach

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LAS VEGAS - Forty million people may be at risk of identity theft, after a nationwide data breach at Target stores.

The breach affects more than 1,800 Target locations across the United States. Target representatives say the breach involves stolen credit and debit card information between November 27 and December 15.

The Secret Service is investigating. Target is working with law enforcement and financial institutions to identify the culprits and resolve the issue.

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Consumer credit expert Paul Oster explains the potential danger this poses for millions of shoppers.

"Your address, your date of birth, your Social Security number, once they access that, it's very easy for them to open up other credit cards or gift cards," he said.

Target representatives say this security breach only affects customers who shopped in stores, not those who shopped on Target's website.

Any customer who made a purchase between November 27 and December 15 is urged to call 866-852-8680.

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