Keep Using Those Credit/Debit Cards!

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I just heard that Neiman Marcus was targeted by hackers. Anyone reading this shopped at Neiman Marcus? Or were you at Target? If you seriously think that only Target and Neiman Marcus were hit, think again. Other stores have been affected, but they’re just taking their own sweet time in informing the brain dead Americans that they are most likely going to be victims of identity theft and fraud and whatever else, you name it. You see, the stores that Americans shop at will not have to unduly worry about their reputations because they know that Americans are shopaholics and are going to shop no matter what. Americans have to consume, consume and then consume some more. That is vital to their survival because what else keeps America running?

Never mind that most European countries have souped-up their credit/debit card data security, not so with the American stores because well..it’s just too expensive and after all..it’s YOUR credit that will be impacted and not that of those great American stores that Americans just love to flash that credit/debit card in and spend, spend, spend into debt, debt, debt.

Not to forget that when those 70 million Americans, oh yes…I almost forgot. They’ve upped the ante and now Target is saying that up to 70 million shopping fools may have had not only their credit/debit cards hacked(over several months!) but that hackers also have their telephone numbers, addresses, security codes, the whole nine yards. Isn’t it just great to be an American shopper? Still got the ‘holispend’ spirit? Yes? No? Who are ya gonna blame? Target? Neiman Marcus? Kmart? Wal-Mart? Macy’s? Bloomingdales? Go right ahead and in the meantime, start gearing up for the hassle of getting your hacked information, repaired. Oh, and good luck with that! You’re gonna need it!

sources:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/neiman-marcus-victim-cyber-security-attack-21498673
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/10/22259910-neiman-marcus-hack-affected-customers-credit-cards?lite