Vassar Brothers MC Sends Follow Up Letters

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Vassar Brothers Medical Center has sent out a follow up letter to help patients whose personal data was on a laptop computer stolen from the hospital in late June.

The letter, dated Aug. 16, says the hospital understands the difficulty patients have had in contacting the credit bureaus to place fraud alerts on their credit reports. “In an effort to ease this process for those who encountered difficulties contacting the credit bureaus, we have prepared a form in conjunction with Trans Union that can be filled out and sent back to Trans Union via U.S. mail,” the letter says.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Thanks to Larry for the story!

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Written by MCruz on August 19th, 2006 with 2 comments.
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willow
#1. August 21st, 2006, at 5:40 PM.

No forms are necessary. Call one of the credit reporting agencies (toll-free) to have a fraud alert placed on your record and that agency will contact the other two for you. The call takes less than five minutes and the fraud alert is free since you are potentially a victim of fraud. You can also request a free copy of your credit report since you are potentially a victim of fraud. Again, this should take less than five minutes and one agency should be able to contact the other two for you.

karthik cmouli
#2. April 22nd, 2008, at 4:20 PM.

This is really a sorry state of affairs that we have today, that anythng and everything that is not tied down gets stolen right under our very noses. Even the shredded documents that get shredded these days seems to be fair game to the criminals, which is why it is always a good idea to use shredding companies for this purpose rather than using office shredders as they do not shred the documents thoroughly,

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