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Old 07-16-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Today, I received a letter from the Ohio Department of Administrative Services saying that my name and social security number was on a back up computer which got stolen.

They're saying there'* a risk for identity theft. They're offering me a one year service with some company called Debix.

My question is this, is Debix legit?, there'* a website called www.debix.com/stateofohio

I'm not real familiar with this kind of thing and I don't want to go registering to everything...
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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Hmm, I heard a few things happening like that. I would do lots of research before signing up with anyone. It could be a scam it could be real. I would take it as a scam right now. I would call Ohio Department of Administrative Services and make sure this is something legit. Also If you dont know what Ohio Department of Administrative Services is or even if it exists I would take it one step further and call a local Government department
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step one: figure out what the hell is going on

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Support: 1-877-351-3645
Account Activation: 1-877-332-4963
Main Offices: 888-DebixMe (888-332-4963)
Fax: 512-535-4243
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step one: figure out what the H*** is going on

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Support: 1-877-351-3645
Account Activation: 1-877-332-4963
Main Offices: 888-DebixMe (888-332-4963)
Fax: 512-535-4243
Why would you ask the potential frauder??

Try this instead

http://www.ohio.gov/idprotect/

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About This Site

This site is being provided by the State of Ohio to inform Ohio'* citizens, state employees, and others potentially affected by the recent theft of a state data storage device. It remains unlikely that someone can access the data contained in the device without specialized knowledge and equipment. The State of Ohio has no information to date that the data has been accessed, but continues to encourage everyone to take preventative precautions.

If you have received a letter from the state informing you of potential exposure or you are concerned about the issues surrounding the theft please continue to check this site for the most up to date information.
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I would not provided them with any info until you know more.
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ya your not the only one fuel. I got the same thing in the mail today and I have no clue on what to do.... - Nick
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My mom got the same thing in the mail today. I heard that someone took home and laptop and left it in plain sight in there car so it got stolen

A school I used to attend had our financial office broken into around the holidays and a pc and bunches of records got stolen. I didn't find out till months after the fact from the school and even then it was in a letter sent to my house But they did sign my mom & I up for some credit monitoring service.
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Chedk out the .gov link I posted. It looks legit. But, you also need to remember the chances of whoever stole the computer using any of the info on it are slim to none. They probably already wiped the hard drive and sold/traded the thing for drugs...
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