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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2008, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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WTF is with these banks?

Ok, so in less than a week I have received letters from two of my financial institutions, each disclosing an unauthorized release of personal information. One of these was an employee selling personal data and the other was the "loss" of computer tapes while being transported to off-site storage. Each is offering a 2-year membership for Triple Alert credit monitoring.

WTF is going on with these banks?????

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Take the offer and lock your credit right away. Check all three reports weekly for new accounts for at least the next three months. After that the regular monitoring from triple alert or (I use)Transunion should be enough protection.

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A way to 'boost' income.. scare you into applying for a service that they can 'pre book' the revenue for in their projections.

It's called desperation.

At the same time, many are required to notify you when word gets out of a problem they could not contain and keep hush hush like personal data going missing.

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which bank was it that did this screwup?
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Any place is supposed to notify you when they lose private information. About two years ago I got a letter from Hines VA stateing that an employee stole a computer and that there was personal information on it. They later retreaved it and to date none of my personal information has been used anywhere. It sucks when someone gets a hold of your info. My brother had his idendity stolen and they ran up 30k in purchases. He was not held liable for them in the end, but it didn't help his credit for a while. He's fully recovered now and things are good.
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Any place is supposed to notify you when they lose private information. About two years ago I got a letter from Hines VA stateing that an employee stole a computer and that there was personal information on it. They later retreaved it and to date none of my personal information has been used anywhere. It sucks when someone gets a hold of your info. My brother had his idendity stolen and they ran up 30k in purchases. He was not held liable for them in the end, but it didn't help his credit for a while. He's fully recovered now and things are good.
WAT? the only issue that the veterans affairs had in the last 3 years was the laptop that was stolen by someone from a car of a employee. Secondly they wouldn't tell you that a employee stole it as that would open them up for law suit. I surely would like to see that letter considering I worked for the VA for some time.

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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Countrywide - employee selling data (allegedly to loan brokers)
BNY Mellon - lost computer tape om the way to remote storage

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I wouldn't be worried about the lost computer tapes, most businesses couldn't restore data from their own tapes in a disaster, much less a theif trying extract useless data from it

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I would not be worried. As mentioned before, they are required to notify you of all possible leaks of information. My debit card got shut down about a month ago because a merchant I had previously used leaked customer information. The bank wanted to make sure it was me using the card.

I use freecreditreport.com. They monitor all three for free and e-mail you everytime there is a change or inquiry to your credit.




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I think Citibank also, the wife and I both got new credit cards from them due to security leaks.

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