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Target hack hinders many Virginians receiving child support

At this point, most Target customers throughout the United States are aware of the security breach that took place around the holiday season. While this is something that impacted many people, some were hit harder than others.

This data breach left approximately 4,000 Virginia residents without access to their child support and/or welfare payments. Along with this, just the same as everybody else, their financial information was also compromised.

According to the Department of Social Services, names, debit card numbers and security codes of these residents may have been compromised when using an EPPICard at the popular retailer.

As a result, all cards were blocked and those who needed access to the money had to wait up to 10 business days to receive a new car. In the meantime, those who were affected were not able to access any of their child support or welfare funds.

This is a big deal for Virginians who rely on child support payments to make ends meet. This goes a long way in impacting the parent, as well as the child or children on who the money is supposed to be spent.

Anybody who receives child support, regardless of their location or financial situation, knows just how important it is to get this money on time and in full. Unfortunately, this security breach at Target stores led to serious issues for many customers.

Those who are expecting a child support payment but don't receive it from the responsible party can contact an experienced family law attorney who can step in and take the necessary measures.

Source:  WTVM, "Target hack compromises data of Virginians on child support, welfare" Ray Daudani, Jan. 03, 2014

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