Is there something to do about a former employee of Countrywide selling your info?

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Im sure most of you have received a letter: “We are writing to inform you that we recently became aware that the county employee (now former) may have sold unauthorized personal information about you to third …… this incident included your name, address, personal identification number, the number of mortgages and other loans and application. “Are you freakin serious !!!!???? who still go on this message? Is there something we can do, as the case may be? Countrywide seems to think that all this can be fixed by giving me free credit monitoring for two years. Well, I think it’s a mess, and my number of social sectors is still floating around all crack users and more flexible to get your hands on 2 years. Im really upset, and I do not know what security risk it makes me now what can you do? Im lost ….

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  1. Reply
    Andrea
    February 6, 2011 at 10:20 am

    The credit monitoring is a good thing. Take advantage of it.

    You can find more information here: http://www.annualcreditreport.com and click the Fraud Alert button all the way to the right for help with this. There’s a lot of good information there. That website is the official one to use to get your free annual credit report.

    It does stink that it happened to you. Hopefully, it won’t cause you any trouble. You may be able to sue but for what? That won’t help you keep someone from using your identity plus, Countrywide is in really bad shape right now with the mortgage mess so they probably don’t have anything to get. Of course, it is an option that you have to consult an attorney but I don’t think there’s anything to sue for unless someone has actually ruined your credit.

    Good luck to you.

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    acermill
    February 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

    You can accept their offer, and move on with your life. You are FAR from the only person on this planet who has suffered such a security and confidentiality breach. It is standard for companies such as CountryWide to make such a monitoring offer for your credit files.

    At this point CountryWide does not know if YOUR name and information was part of what was stolen and sold. They are offering protection in the event that it WAS. Until you can prove harm from this possible breach, you have no basis for litigation.

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