Thursday, March 02, 2006

Identity Theft Covers Last 9 Years Admissions

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Special alert announcement effective Wed., 3/2/06

The names and social security numbers of 93,000
people who attended the Colorado based Metropolitan
State College were stolen from an employees's home laptop.

Individuals effected by this identity theft would
have attended the college from the 1996 fall
through the 2005 summer semesters.

The university will be mailing, via the USPS,
notification letters to the last known addresses
of the students and/or their parents.

Sidenote, the USPS historically recieves
address change update notices annually
from approximately 20% of the known

So, our tip for today is, contact any associates
or relatives you know
who cold be negatively
impacted by this latest identity theft
involving stolen social security numbers (ssn).
They're urged to contact the credit bureaus
to place an immediate fraud alert on their
personal file.

Equifax: 800-525-6285
PO Box 740250
Atlanta, GA 30374

Experian: 888-397-3742
PO Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion: 800-680-7289
PO Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92634

Also, contact the Social Security
Administration Fraud Hotline at
1-800-269-0271 for assistance.


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