Titusville man possible victim in Target credit card security breach



TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Target said shoppers who used debit or credit cards at its stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 might have had their accounts exposed and a Titusville man said that's exactly what happened to him.

John Kahl said he's counted 26 fraudulent transactions on his GreenDot debit card account this month and he believes his information was likely stolen after he used the card to buy toys for his son in November at the Titusville Target.

"I noticed it the Friday before Christmas. I went to make a purchase and my card was denied," said Kahl.

Kahl said his statement shows questionable ATM withdrawals, purchases made out state and purchases from some places he never goes.

"They're in New York," said Kahl. "Taco Bell, Target, stuff on the Internet."

Kahl said after waiting in line with other frustrated customers looking for information about the security breach, all he got was a phone number that no one answered.

He said when he called the help hotline, he waited on hold more than an hour and never got through.

"It's really frustrating," he said. "People that live paycheck to paycheck, it's hard, especially with the economy right now. It's rough."

Kahl said once he proves the transactions are fraudulent, his bank card company said it may take as long as 45 days for money to be returned to his account.

So far Target has not said specifically how the breach happened.