I got slammed by the local "Shnucks" in Champaign (A very large grocery store chain popular in the Mid West, for those not familier with it.) about a year ago. Over 300 cards hit from that one store, and all I did was buy a muffin .
Dang, it was a good muffin though.
Also, purely as a coincidence, I tried to use my debit card on Monday, and it was declined. (Stupid embarrasing.) Called my credit union, and they said they discountinued it due to suspicious activities online:
Over $1,000 online purchase at Home Depot, $700 at Happy Feet (shoes store), and another wierd purchase I can't remember.
Suddenly, I was okay with them shutting off my card and stopping those payments.
Identity theives are just like locust right now. The funny part is, they really need to watch whose ID they steal. I ain't got nowhere NEAR enough cash to be covering that stuff. They need a better mark.
Hope no one on WPC is hurt by this Target failure. This is big time (today's understatement).