The Secret Service says it is investigating a credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores.

 

Gray Thursday shoppers wait for Target in Manahakwin to open (Jasmine Rodriquez, Townsquare Media NJ)

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary confirms the agency is investigating, but declined to provide further details.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. did not respond to requests for comment. A MasterCard representative referred questions to Target.

Target has 1,797 stores in the U.S. and 124 in Canada.

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