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Columbus Target shoppers react to security breach

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Tabatha Norred shops at target about once a week. She says she always uses her credit card and did not know about the security breach until we told her.

“Wow, I’m going to go home and double check my account to make sure nothing has happened,” says Norred.

Norred is one of the many customers checking their bank accounts to see if they've become a victim.

“That's my money, someone could easily just use it and buy what they want and I would have to pay the consequences for it,” says Norred.

Target says the security breach occurred between November 27th and December 15th. Demetria Taylor says she shopped on one day during that time period -- Black Friday, but she says she decided to pay with cash.

“I normally use my card when I do come to target. I used cash that day to control my spending and how much money I used,” says Taylor.

Since hearing the news, she says she's not taking any chances.

“Every purchase no I will be using cash...especially at Target,” says Taylor.

Norred says she'll also change her shopping habits because of the data breach.

“I’m probably going to be paying with cash a lot more,” says Norred. “Just so nobody gets your credit card information. You never know when a scam or something could be going on in any place, not just Target.”

Target management at the store on Bradley Park Crossing told News 3 they're not allowed to speak to the media about the breach. They say corporate told them to decline any interview requests.

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