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Is "TARGET 00012799 SAINT / LOUIS MOUS : POS Transacti" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

February 18th, 2024

About "TARGET 00012799 SAINT / LOUIS MOUS : POS Transacti"

Target is a prominent American retail corporation that has been in business since 1902. The company offers a wide range of products, including clothing, electronics, household essentials, and groceries. Target operates both brick-and-mortar stores and an online platform, providing customers with various options for shopping.
  • TARGET: Name of the merchant or business where the transaction occurred
  • 00012799: Unique identifier or reference number for the transaction
  • SAINT / LOUIS: Location of the merchant (in this case, Saint Louis)
  • MOUS: Abbreviation or code for the state or country where the merchant is located (in this case, Missouri, US)
  • POS Transaction: Indicates that this is a point-of-sale transaction, meaning the purchase was made at a physical store using a debit or credit card.
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