ID Fraud More Than Just Your Computer


I received a letter from my mortgage company telling me my information had been compromised. It would seem my primary lender had a security breach in the form of stolen laptops. They had a private firm working on software and this firm left the computer with all my data in the trunk of their car. Those computers were stolen.

One goes through the motions when something like this happens by contacting the credit bureaus and firing off vicious phone calls to the offending institution (one of the largest banks in America). It's frustrating to know that the only thing between my financial security and a major disaster is a double password set-up and the hope that whoever stole the computer lacks the knowledge to get at them. The entire experience was acidulous to say the least. ID Fraud More Than Just Your Computer

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 25th October 2005 2:19PM