A Chesterton resident believes that her savings account may have fallen
afoul of the Target breach last month, Chesterton Police said.
According to police, on Sunday the resident received a text message from her
bank informing her that a wire transfer was scheduled for Tuesday, in the
amount of $5,000, with the recipient listed as her mother-in-law. The
resident subsequently learned that the transfer was not a valid one and was
able to cancel it.
But the resident advised police that she had shopped at Target during
December--when the company’s system was breached and the information of
millions of customers was stolen--and believes that the attempted fraudulent
wire transfer may be connected with that.