ECMC, a guarantor of federal student loans has experienced a data theft from one of their facilities in Oak-dale, MN. This may affect you if you ever received a federal student loan. Why is this a big deal? The information that was stolen includes information about your loan, including your name, Social Security Number, address, and your date of birth. You can pretty much imagine what a criminal could do to your credit with such information.
On March 21, 2010 approximately 3,3 million individuals personal information was stolen, and may be affected by this theft. So far there have been no reports that the information has been accessed, misused, or further disclosed.
What can you do ?
ECMC has arranged with ConsumerInfo.com, Inc an Experian company to provide effected individuals with in to 12 months of free Triple Alert credit protection. Users will receive a comprehensive three bureau credit monitoring membership to help protect identity and credit.
Where to go
If you were on of the effected individuals you should have recieved a letter from ECMC with all the information needed to sign up.
To sign up for the free Triple online please visit the site below>
you can also call Experian toll free at 888-829-6549. You can also inquire about the free 90-day fraud alert at no charge.
You must enroll by 8/1/10