Wednesday, June 14, 2006

150,000 Social Security Records Missing from Denver Elections Commission

150,000-Social-Security-Records-Missing-from-Denver-Elections Commission-audio post - click to play

Voter registration files containing sensitive consumer information,
dating back to as far as 1989, disappeared when an office move by
the Denver Elections Commission resulted in a 500 pound filing
cabinet being lost in February. City officials first learned of the
disappearance of the records 4 months later not from staff
members, but a web blog who exposed the scandal.


The missing records included this type of sensitive personal
information prized by identity thieves:

  • Names
  • Dates of Birth (dob)
  • Addresses
  • Social Security Number (ssn) partials

So, our tip for today, is to place a fraud alert on your credit
report if you or someone you know is a registered voter in the
city of Denver - especially during the period of 1989 - 1998.

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; www.equifax.com; P.O. Box
740241, Atlanta, GA 30374- 0241

Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742); www.experian.com;
P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; www.transunion.com; Fraud
Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton,
CA 92834-6790



1 Comments:

At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Agent 99!

I'm very disturbed to learn the city of Denver did not find out this until a temporary worker's blog exposed the scandal many months ago.

The references you provided to the credit bureaus also came in very handy for my husband and I to take action.

Keep up the good work in helping us working people out here.

 

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