Who let the Data out...?

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The Transportation Security Administration has lost a computer hard drive containing Social Security numbers, bank data and payroll information for about 100,000 employee records. See Associated Press report on MSNBC

And another good read...

The Red Tape Chronicles
Do yourself a favor and read Rachel Poor's story...This is what happens when your debit card or bank account information is stolen.

There are over 500 public comments here after MSNBC ran this story today...Double trouble for ID theft victim

"...Banks constantly market their zero liability programs, which aim to convince consumers that they stand to lose nothing from most cases of identity theft. Financial companies often complain that media reports exaggerate the risks to consumers after reports of lost or stolen credit card databases.

But these reports rarely discuss the more challenging problems connected with the theft of debit card or checking account data theft. Getting a credit card company to waive fraudulent charges may be hassle-free for most people, but beating back electronic transfer fraud - usually carried out via cloned debit cars or counterfeit checks -- is another matter entirely..."

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