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Texas Warns Breach Victims of Phone Scam

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 20, 2011

The Texas Office of the Comptroller announced yesterday that citizens affected by its recent breach have been receiving fraudulent phone calls, reports the Austin Business Journal. One state employee reported that a caller claiming to be from ERS asked to confirm the employee's Social Security number. The state is warning employees and retirees that "ERS, TRS and the Texas Workforce Commission are not making these telephone calls." The breach exposed the personal data of 3.5 million citizens from the Teacher Retirement System, Texas Workforce Commission and Employees Retirement System.
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