Fresno City Employees At Risk For Identity Theft

 

THOUSANDS OF FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES AT RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT

Thousands of Fresno City Employees at Risk of Identity Theft

By Preston Phillips

More than 5,100 current and former Fresno City employees could become victims of identity theft. This after more than two dozen computers, containing personal information were stolen ten days ago.

If you’ve ever been a Fresno City employee and have filed a workers compensation claim anytime before 1973, chances are your personal information is now in the hands of criminals.

Today, thousands of former and current Fresno City employees were notified that their personal information may be at risk, after thieves broke into the offices of KRM Risk Management in Fresno on October 13th, and stole twenty-six computers that contained information on a total of 5,147 employees, who had filed workers compensation claims dating back to 1973, nine-hundred of which were Fresno Police Officers.

Chief Dyer says investigators have been working non-stop interviewing current and past employees at KRM.

Dyer also says, investigators have gathered a substantial amount of fingerprints that are now being analyzed.

Now dyer says his department is in the process of obtaining video that may lead them to the criminals.

Meanwhile, credit expert, Tami Nealy says, if you’re one of the more than 5,000 victims here, don’t panic, but instead, immediately go online and place a fraud alert with one of the three primary credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax or Transunion.

Then Nealy says, go online to annualcreditreport.com, where you can monitor your credit report with each agency at no cost.

The Fresno Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the criminals responsible.

If you have any information in the case, you are urged to call Detective Reynolds at 621-6508 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at 498-STOP (7867).

For Preston Phillips full story, click on the video link above

 

Just another of the many accounts that befalls people daily that exposes them to this monster of Identity Theft. Your personal information is in so many places, so we have no control over it and theft of data such as this one are occuring all the time.

If you are A Fresno City Employee or you are just concerned about Identity Theft, log on to www.prepaidlegal.com/info/bking62  and click on the “Identity Theft Shield” link to find out how you can get the experts in the field on your side.

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