Customer Information Breach
On January 12, 2012 a laptop computer, flash drive and paper files were stolen in Wichita, Kansas. The customers involved were primarily from Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties.
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Customers can take additional action to protect themselves from identity theft:
- Some state laws allow customers to place a security freeze on their credit reports. This would prohibit a credit reporting agency from releasing any information from a credit report without the customer’s written permission. Customers may also order one free copy of their credit report every year from each of the three major credit bureaus listed below. In addition, customers may place a fraud alert on their credit reports to help prevent someone from opening additional accounts in the customer’s name or changing an existing account.
Equifax Experian Trans Union Corp.
PO BOX 740250 PO Box 1017 Fraud Assistance Division
Atlanta, GA 30374 Allen, TX 75013 PO Box 6790
(800) 685-1111 (888) 397-3742 Fullerton, CA 92834
Equifax.com Experian.com (800) 916-8800
- Customers are advised to carefully review all of their bills and report anything suspicious to the companies involved. If a customer believes that someone has made use of information without permission, they may contact their local police department. Customers should not give out any personal information to people they don’t know, especially those who call them on the telephone, regardless of whom the callers claim to be or what they may claim to already know about a customer.
- Customers should watch their mail and report anything suspicious which discusses merchandise, credit cards, or anything else they didn’t order or apply for. Customers can also let their bank and credit card companies know that a state computer, which may contain personal information about them, was stolen. This will allow banks and credit card companies to assist in spotting any suspicious activity which might occur concerning customer accounts.