Counterfeit Cards Tied to Target Data Breach

Two people were arrested at the Texas-Mexico border for possessing fraudulent credit cards on Sunday

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A Mexican man and woman who were arrested at the Texas border on Sunday reportedly possessed fake credit cards with account information stolen during the Target data breach. According to CBS News, police found 96 counterfeit credit cards under the pair’s clothes as they tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico.

Mexican citizens Mary Carmen Garcia and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez allegedly bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise using the fraudulent cards. The account information on the cards belonged to South Texas residents, according to McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez, who added that theĀ arrest suggests that the credit card information stolen from Target systems during the holiday shopping season, which compromised the security of millions of customers, is being sold off.

[CBS News]