Saturday, January 12, 2008

Stolen Laptop Identity Theft Leads to Free Debix Protection

In Nashville, the local government is providing no cost
identity theft protection to 337,000 registered voters
as a result of a December 24th theft of two laptops
from the Davidson County Election Commission.

According to the Nashville Business Journal story,
the local government officials are doing the honorable
thing by providing a year's worth of free identity theft

"My goal is to not only protect the voters
whose Social Security numbers have been
put at risk, but also to protect the integrity
of the election process," Dean says.

So, our tip for today is for any registered voters
in the greater Nashville area, contact Debix
Identity Protection Network for your free
year's worth of identity theft services.

Debix can be contacted via phone at

(888) 332-4963

Make sure to tell a friend or associate about
this important identity theft prevention free

Friday, January 11, 2008

EDS To Provide $1,000,000 Free Identity Theft Coverage

EDS, the Plano, Texas data services firm, announced today
it will provide one year of free identity theft insurance and
credit monitoring for 260,000 Wisconsin residents whose
Social Security numbers (SSN) were mistakenly revealed
on mailing letters sent by the company.

According to the Houston Chronicle article:

The Social Security numbers wound up
being outwardly visible on brochures
sent to Medicaid and other insurance
participants when data fields were
merged to create the address label.

Kenny described the mistake as human error.

Wisconsin's Department of Health and Family
Services has asked the state's attorney general's
office to investigate a possible lawsuit against EDS
for the error. Department Secretary Kevin Hayden
said he believed the error violated the company's
contract with the state, as well as state and federal
privacy laws.

This error by EDS effects 260,000 Medicaid,
BadgerCare and SeniorCare participants
who were mailed over the holidays.

So, our tip for today is if you or someone you
know may have been impacted by this mailing,
please contact EDS immediately to get more
details on their free years worth of identity
theft protection services.

EDS can be contacted at:

5400 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024
(800) 566-9337
(972) 604-6000

Please make sure to also tell a friend or associate.