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02/17/05

Consumer Database Hacked

You could be a victim of identity theft. Scam artists duped Choice Point Incorporated back in October. They stole personal information such as social security numbers, names, addresses and credit reports on some 140,000 people. Choice Point says it keeps vital information on virtually every American consumer.

The company says it's already taken steps to help the victims. "This is not a situation where everyone should be concerned," said spokesman James Lee. "If you get a letter, the letter will tell you exactly what to do and when to do and how to do it. And if you don't get a letter, you don't need to worry."

Choice Point says if you haven't already received a letter, don't worry about anything. And they've adjusted their procedures to help prevent future scams.

Reported by: WTOC staff

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