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Re: [Dataloss] Personal experiences? Was Re: VISA / 1ST BANK

From: Ivan Junge (ijungeidentityrehab.com)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2006 - 11:41:59 CDT


The US post office has compromised the security of my mail twice in the past
year and sent me a breach notification. They basically said, somebody broke
into your locked mailbox and took your mail... sorry. My identity has not
yet been stolen.

-Ivan

-----Original Message-----
From: dataloss-bouncesattrition.org [mailto:dataloss-bouncesattrition.org]
On Behalf Of lyger
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 6:22 PM
To: datalossattrition.org
Subject: [Dataloss] Personal experiences? Was Re: VISA / 1ST BANK

On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, George Toft wrote:

": " I realize the difference - my information has been stolen 4 times, but
": " my ID has not (yet).

Now *this* might pose an interesting question for list members willing to
respond:

By a show of hands (or reply email), how many here have ever received a
breach notification or otherwise been informed that their personal
information was compromised? In a related question, how many here have
been actual victims of identity theft?

Lyger = never. And yes, by admitting that fact, I'm probably tempting
fate in a big way.

": " > Out of curiousity, did he mention how it was compromised? Data
breach of
": " > a third party or did someone stole his wallet? Not much could
probably
": " > have been done about the latter, but the former needs to be addressed
from
": " > a data protection standpoint, not an "identity theft" one.
": "
": " It was a conversation I overheard. What I got out of it was that his
": " SSN was being used, not his whole ID. The issue surrounded paying for
a
": " purchase and they offered him cash, check or charge. He couldn't do
": " check because his SSN was being abused.

Interesting that his SSN was somehow tied to his checking account. I
honestly don't remember if I had to give by bank that information to open
my account. Good food for thought..
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