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Credit monitoring? Identity theft protection? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just encrypt the data?

A few months ago, SAIC lost a backup tape with the names, social security numbers, addresses, and medical treatment information of roughly 5 million TRICARE patients in the San Antonio, TX area between 1992 and 2011. My name was amongst them, and I'm being offered a year of "credit monitoring and restoration services" as compensation. Are there any downsides to taking it? Any real upsides? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos on Dec 29, 2011 - 9 answers

 

What tipped off the credit card company for fraud?

Just got a call from my bank, Chase, for credit card fraud. Got it all taken care of, card canceled, new one on the way...no worries. I'm just wondering, what tipped them off? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on May 26, 2010 - 58 answers

How many documents does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of my identity?

I'm in the process of signing up for PenFed account and it seems like they are asking for a lot of documentation to establish my identity. Is this usual for them? Or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Wallet & phone stolen. Now what?

Help me make sure I don't get scammed after having my wallet and phone stolen. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Nov 11, 2008 - 8 answers

I bought what???

Someone bought a telescope in my name on Nov 7th. That's all I know. How do I protect myself even though I don't know what store, or more importantly, what method of "payment" was used to complete the transaction? [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on Dec 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Wicked Stepmother Trashing my Good Name

The financial problems of someone who shared my name and former address are showing up on my credit report! How do I even begin to go about disputing this, should the credit agency's investigation not go in my favor? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda on Dec 2, 2007 - 7 answers

I'm in ur creditz, givin you old bad debtz

I have recently discovered that my identity was stolen. Fifteen years ago. I know the person who did it, or I did ... fifteen years ago. [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Oct 15, 2007 - 13 answers

I can't believe I'm writing a follow-up question!

Now what? I disputed a debt as a case of mistaken identity, but I'm still hearing from the credit agency! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2007 - 10 answers

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