MIL VA Offers Free Credit Monitoring to compromised SSN holders

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    It's a start...
     
  2. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    that would be too easy, and would in no way increase the funding for anyone's budget :nono:
     
  3. Maffy29

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    So how do you sign up?
     
  4. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I'll take charge of the SSN number changover --- it would be a great bullet for my OPR :coolugh:
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    You don't contact them. They contact you. :eek3:
     
  6. shiba

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    whats credit monitoring?
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Several hundred thousand social security numbers of current and former military members was stolen from a laptop belonging to the VA, along with names, birthdates, and some other info. People that want, say, a credit card - but don't want it in their name - could use that information to get a credit card in YOUR name. They could then run up huge bills, get multiple credit cards, bank loans, etc...all in YOUR name, with YOU being liable for them and YOUR credit rating going down the tubes when they don't make any of the payments.

    Credit monitoring will alert you whenever a new line of credit is opened in your name, so that if it wasn't really YOU that opened it you can take appropriate action to get it shut down and get the goon that opened it arrested.

    sorry - no cliffs. :fawk:
     
  8. shiba

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    lolz, you could've just said the second paragraph only.
     
  9. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I thought the same thing after I posted it. :o
     
  10. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    ...and in my Army email I just got this:
    I love how they toss in the "may have been included" just so I am no more or less worried than I was before I got the email. :mad:
     
  11. NPH

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    I issued a Fraud Alert for 90 days just in case. :squint:
     
  12. evan2

    evan2 Guest

    I got one that my number was jacked, shit illl take 1000 free
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    1000 what? :dunno:
     
  14. evan2

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    dollars
     
  15. evan2

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    Earlier this month, more than 150 House Democrats called on President Bush to request new money to provide credit monitoring to veterans. Veterans groups have filed suit against the VA, charging their privacy was violated and demanding $1,000 in damages for each person
     
  16. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I'd rather have the $$ too. :eek3:
     
  17. evan2

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    i do have great credit though id hate for that to get fucked up
     
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    I have gotten a letter saying that it's "possible" my information could have been stolen...so how the hell do I know if it did or not?
     
  19. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    that's what I'm sayin...
     
  20. dubrocker

    dubrocker sho nuff

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    first tri-crap lets my ssn get stolen, now the va. i've had a mysterious cell phone bill sent to collections for 400 bones. hooray.
     
  21. mtnbike4522

    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    I would like to know as well.
     
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    Here is a secure website that will tell you if you are affected by the recent theft of VA files. I’d not only enter your SSN but also your spouse’s SSN as well.



    https://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/checker/



    Phone numbers to contact one of the Credit Report institutions to place a 90 day fraud alert monitor on your accounts, free of charge. By calling one of the three, they will automatically add the alert to the other two.

    YES I AM AFFECTED:sadwavey:
     
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    You have been identified as an affected member.
    For more detailed information on actions you should take, please visit
     
  24. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Is that only for Air Force active/reserves/guard?

    It told me I was not affected, but the SSN entry page also stated that it was for AF. :dunno:
     
  25. mtnbike4522

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    You have not been identified as an affected member.

    phew


    *edit*
    it says If you are an Active Duty, Guard or Reserve Airmen,
    well im not any of thoes. ???
     

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