At Least The Data ID Thieves Have About You Is Wrong

from the small-comfort dept

It's not likely to be very comforting to the 145,000 or so people who had their personal data gift-wrapped and handed to identity thieves by ChoicePoint, but it turns out that many people who have seen their personal files from the company note that they're riddled with errors, including wrong addresses, relatives who don't exist, suggestions of criminal activity in places where they'd never been and (in at least one case) a claim that the person reading the report had actually died thirty years ago. Of course, the best part is that if you ask ChoicePoint how to fix these errors, the answer is "sorry, you can't do that." Apparently, they want to make sure that future identity thieves have access to the same false info too.

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    been there, 13 Nov 2005 @ 6:59am

    Re: Who wants ChoicePoint CEO's home number?

    I was also refused about every job out there. Because of false convictions and warrants and also a suspended liscense because of these accusations. it has been 5 yrs and i finally got it almost straightened out. It is very upsetting to see this happen to others , i know first hand how painful this is. it can make a big difference in salary. i had a job lined up making $60,000 yr and lost it due to the ID theft and during the last five yrs i've been off the books or working petty jobs just to pay rent. What i recommend that has work for me is to: talk to your county clerks office the supervisor, and pull up ypur records if you have a warrant your liscense will be suspended.

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