[Dshield] Another VA laptop missing.....
John B. Holmblad
jholmblad at aol.com
Tue Aug 8 13:37:37 GMT 2006
that is what I advocated after hearing of first instance of data
compromise a few months ago. But this same obligation (lifetime free
credit monitoring) should apply to businesses in the private sector who
maintain sensitive customer data as well.
Paypal by the way now has a deal with Equifax to provide Paypal
customers with a free service which notifies the user of the service by
email when his/her credit record (at least the one that Equifax
This is a win-win because not only does the user get notice whenever
there is a change but Equifax gets the opportunity to "upsell". Below is
an example of the text of the email that is sent:
Equifax continuously monitors your credit file for two types of
changes: Inquiries and balance changes. New inquiries are initiated
by you or someone who wishes to obtain credit under your name. A
balance change is a dollar amount or percentage change in your
credit card account balance reported to Equifax.
Equifax has detected the following change(s) to your credit file:
* Balance Amount Change
We recommend viewing the details of the alert(s) to ensure the
alert(s) are legitimate. To do this, go to www.equifax.com and log
in to the Member Center.
Please note: There may have been other key changes to your credit
report at Equifax and the other two nationwide Credit Reporting
Agencies that are not included in your current program. If you'd
like to have comprehensive knowledge of your credit status, simply
go to www.equifax.com and upgrade to Equifax Credit Watch^(TM) Gold
with 3-in-1 Monitoring.
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> And again... p ersonal data on 38,000 vets....
> Will they ever learn? I think I want free credit monitoring for life!
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