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Laptop Theft Puts 35,000 Individuals at Risk

DATA THEFT—U.S.

November 23, 2010

The decision by a county employee from the state of Virginia to take his work computer on vacation with him may have put 35,000 residents at risk for identity theft. Credit Protection Pro reports that the laptop was stolen during a vacation in Las Vegas, NV. "The files on the laptop are believed to include names, addresses and Social Security numbers of Accomack County residents," the report states, and residents are being encouraged to have fraud alerts placed on their credit reports if they are concerned that their information may be at risk for identity theft.
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