Half Million Plus Big Apple Identity Theft
Q: When is a secure facility not actually secure against
A: When a computer provided to a contractor, to move data
from point to point, can't be located.
This latest security exposure by CS Stars, an independent
insurance brokerage firm located in Chicago, involves the
workers of the New York State Compensation Board.
As a result of the "can not be located" computer, over
500,000 (540,000) individuals highly sensitive
personal information is at risk to identity theft.
The data which is missing includes:
- Social Security Numbers (ssn)
While the FBI is still investigating, the company has
indicated no cases of verified identity theft have yet
However, due to the latent potential for identity theft
to still happen months after this announcement, the
company has offered to it's impacted clients one year
of free credit reports.
So, our tip for today is for any NY State Workers
CompensationBoard individuals who've filed injury
claims, be extra diligent with your credit. Make sure
to contact the state Compensation Board for your
free credit protection offer.
Their toll free customer service number is