Thursday, June 08, 2006

Lost VA Laptop Possibly Linked to Case of Identity Theft

Channel 4 News is Pittsburgh has reported that a local veteran is a victim of identity theft. That was to be predicted, of course, but the the identity thief tried to get access to his VA funds.

He had reported a case of identity theft to the FTC. He then received a call from the FTC asking him for more information.

But the call was not real -- the FTC does not call victims.

This incident is probably not related to the lost laptop. Still, it could be, and demonstrates the concern people have, and likely reactions in the media.

All veterans and active service members should vigilant to signs of ID theft and requests for information, a good practice in any case.


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