Target has problems with some gift cards

New York — Target Corp. said a “small percentage” of its gift cards were not properly activated and, as a result, are not working properly when customers try to redeem them.

“We are aware that some Target gift cards were not fully activated and apologize for the inconvenience,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in an e-mail, Reuters reported.

According to Target, less than 0.1% of the total of gift cards sold during the holiday period were affected by the problem. The retailer promised to honor the cards. Customers can bring faulty cards to any Target service desk or call 800-544-2943 for help.

The gift card issue follows a massive security breach the retailer experienced in December that affected as many as 40 million credit and debit cards holders.

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