Choicepoint.com - Press Release on 145,000 affected by Data Theft
ChoicePoint maintains and sells background files on virtually every adult American. They extract this information from millions of public and private records. Choicepoint.com issued a detailed press release at their website regarding the identity theft impacting 144,778 citizens across the United States.
The press release contains a table showing the number of citizens impacted in each state. In addition to notifying everyone, they have setup a special toll-free support number. They will be purchasing tri-bureau credit reports and a one year subsciption to the monitoring service. Finally, they are asking the industry for more assistance on detecting and prosecuting Identity Theft.
What we know about the crime
What we are doing to inform and protect Consumers
What we are doing to minimize the likelihood of future occurrences