TriWest Healthcare Alliance – Identity Theft Alert

Information Updated: 1 FEB 2003

Victims of the theft have now filed a class-action lawsuit in Arizona against Triwest.
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Computer equipment and data files containing personal information about some TRICARE beneficiaries were stolen on Dec. 14, 2002, from TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp. in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on this incident, visit www.triwest.com/announcement.

If TriWest HealthCare Alliance has told you that you are among the group whose information was taken, contact each of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit file and get your credit report. These reports are free to victims of fraud. The fraud alert will let creditors know to contact you before they open any new accounts in your name or make any changes to your existing accounts. Once you receive your reports, check them carefully for accounts you didnít authorize or debts you canít explain.

If you are a TriWest beneficiary and find that you are a victim of identity theft, visit www.consumer.gov/military and click on the appropriate service seal at the top of the page to file a complaint with the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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