NEW YORK ( MainStreet) You shopped at Target this holiday season. Bad news: your credit card is now one of the 40 million that may have been subject to a data breach that could cost consumers $4 billion.
There’s no panacea. “If you’re going to use a card there’s always this risk that the system could be compromised,” said Robert Heath, a consumer protection attorney in Pensacola, Fla.
But there are ways to mitigate your risk. Here are seven things you can do to protect yourself against fraud.