Contractor Sends Letters to Wis. Residents at Risk for Identity Theft

January 16, 2008

Wisconsin residents at risk for identity theft have been mailed letters explaining how they can sign up for free credit monitoring and receive special insurance.

State contractor EDS Corporation of Texas sent some of the letters on Saturday, Jan. 12. EDS was responsible for an earlier mailing to 260,000 people in Wisconsin that wrongly included the recipients’ social security number on the address label. The company offered to pay for one year’s worth of credit monitoring and insurance against identity theft as a result.

The Wisconsin state attorney general’s office is considering legal action against the company.

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