Identity Theft Insurance Provider Itself A Victim
In a cruel paradox, AIG, one of America's largest
insurance providers which also offers identity theft
insurance became the latest id theft victim with the
theft of 970,000 potential customer's data.
AIG, in March, suffered the loss when a thief stole
a computer file server and several laptops from
the insurance company's Midwest offices.
The highly confidential information contained on
the stolen computer equipment included:
- Social Security Numbers (ssn)
It seems the data stolen covered insurance quotes
from 690 individual brokers across America.
Additionally, five percent of the consumer's files
also included confidential medical information.
Although AIG is a provider of identity theft insurance,
this incident has caused the company to agree to
covering the costs of helping the impacted consumers
restore their credit ratings when they become
credit fraud victims.
So, our tip for today, is to contact AIG's customer
assistance hotline if you or anyone you know is
a victim of this latest identity theft.
AIG can be reached at 1-877-638-4244 or via their
company web site contact form.