Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 9, 2005
Consumers whose private information may have been put at risk due to the recent security breaches at ChoicePoint now have a new consumer information and action center available at http://www.ChoicePointClassAction.com. The website will feature up to the minute news on the ChoicePoint case as well as the pending Choicepoint litigation.
ÂThe ChoicePoint class action site is designed to continually update those consumers who may have been affected by the security breaches at ChoicePoint,Â said Leonard Bennett, lead counsel for the ChoicePoint class. ÂOur goal is to provide the latest news and information to those consumers who are members of the ChoicePoint class and point them to resources for coping with the effects of identity theft.Â
On February 16, it was widely reported that ChoicePoint, a company that warehouses background information on virtually every U.S. citizen, confirmed that scammers culled the personal information of tens of thousands of Americans in a recent attack on its consumer database, resulting in 750 individual cases of identity theft. The Atlanta-based company said that it plans to inform approximately 110,000 consumers outside the state of California whose information may have been accessed in the criminal scheme. The company has already told some 35,000 Californians scammers stole their personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and credit reports. California is the only U.S. state with legislation in place that requires companies to notify its residents when their personal data has been compromised.
For more information about the ChoicePoint class action, or to ask questions related to the status of the Choicepoint case or identity theft generally, please visit the website at:
This website serves as a clearinghouse and self-help information source for consumers who have been or could be hurt by ChoicePoint and other participants in the credit industry. The site offers both news and information to those class members who are interested in the Choicepoint litigation.
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