OYS: Personal Info Lifted from Checks

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, August 27, 2007

If you've written a check at a store recently, you're going to want to check your credit report soon.

That's because a company that help process your checks says your information may have been compromised.

The company is called Certegy.

It helps companies make sure your checks won't bounce when you pay for something.

And not too long ago, it said an employee stole customer information and sold it.

Now millions of possible victims are getting letters like this one to explain the situation.

It also tells these folks how to check their credit reports and how to get a free fraud alert on their credit reports.

The company says the information was sold to a marketing company and that no reports of identity theft have been reported so far.

Regardless, you should be keeping a close eye on your credit report at this point.

The company has filed a lawsuit against the former employee to hold him responsible for his actions.

If you think you've been a victim, you can call 1-866-498-9916 or you can go to http://www.certegy.com


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