Target FREE Credit Monitoring & Identity Theft Protection – How to Register

 Target FREE Credit Monitoring & Identity Theft Protection

 Target FREE Credit Monitoring & Identity Theft Protection


To make up for the massive security breach, Target is offer 1 year of FREE Credit Monitoring & Identity Theft Protection to all of it’s customers who shopped U.S. stores, “to provide an added safeguard following the recent data breach.”

To receive the FREE services you must request an activation code before April 23, 2014 and then register for the offer through ProtectMyID before April 30, 2014. You’ll receive:

  • Complimentary copy of your credit report
  • Daily credit monitoring
  • Identity theft insurance (except where prohibited by law)
  • Access to personalized assistance from a highly trained Fraud Resolution Agent.
  • After 12 months, those who register have the option to continue their memberships at their own expense.
  • Access to the Fraud Resolution Agent will continue even after other benefits of the initial one-year ProtectMyID membership expire.

How to Enroll

Enrolling online is fast, secure, easy and accessible at any time. Here’s how to register:

  1. Visit to request an activation code. Guests will be required to submit their name and an email address. After submitting their information, Target will email guests within 1-5 days with their unique activation code and directions for how to enroll in ProtectMyID. Guests should look for this email and check that it does not end up in a “junk” mailbox. Emails collected during this process will only be used for the purpose of sending an activation code for free credit monitoring.
  2. After guests receive their activation code from Target, they may visit and use the code to start the enrollment process. It will be important for guests to verify the code they enter matches the notification they received from Target. Also, guests must be sure to click the red “Click to Redeem Your Activation Code” button (or use the “ENTER” key).
  3. Enroll in ProtectMyID: Guests will need to provide Experian with personal information, such as name, address, date of birth and social security number. Experian asks for personal information so that identities can be verified during the registration process and future log-ins. This is strictly a security measure to ensure no one else, including Target, will have access to your information.
  4. After completing these steps, guests can begin to take advantage of all the ProtectMyID features.

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