If the Target security breach proves anything, it's this: No one is safe from identity theft scammers. Authorities are still looking for the creator of the malware that compromised the credit card numbers and other personal information of up to 110 million Target customers in November and December.

Target has done its best to make amends: In mid-January it informed customers it had partnered with Experian to give guests who shopped in U.S. Target stores a free year of Experian's ProtectMyID service, which includes a free credit report, daily credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and identity theft resolution, which allows individuals who've been the victim of identity theft to work with a dedicated fraud resolution agent.

"We understand some guests are nervous about the impact the recent data breach may have on them," Target spokesperson Sarah Van Nevel says. "ProtectMyID goes beyond credit and debit card fraud and addresses identity theft. We're offering this product in order to ease guest concerns and provide peace of mind."

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