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Deter, Detect, Defend
May 24th, 2006 by Mike

On Monday, all of the news agencies, inclucing Fox News reported that 26.5 million veterans’ social security numbers and dates of birth were stolen. While I haven’t received a letter, yet, my records are in the range of those stolen.

The VA says they’ve “set up a call center at 1-800-FED-INFO and Web site, http://firstgov.gov, if veterans believe their information has been misused.” Well, the first piece of advice they give you there in their “Deter, Detect, Defend” tactic is, “Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.”

Well, dah, what are we supposed to do when the federal government can’t even protect our information?

© 2006 – 2008, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.


One Response  
  • Sharla Hansen writes:
    May 25th, 200617:18at

    Gosh, wish I could help you with the whole issue. BUT> thought I”d just drop a line and say hello!!! The good ol web is wonderful for tracking friends down! Drop us an email and I’ll give ya the update!!!
    Blessings!
    Sharla


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