Sunday, April 29, 2012

 

Reminder: Tuesday is last day to sign up for free credit monitoring services related to UH data breach


by Larry Geller

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 is the deadline for those who were affected by the UH data breach to take advantage of a settlement under which UH will provide free credit monitoring services.

Information is on the website uhdatabreachlawsuit.com. A snip:

If you were subject to a University of Hawai'i Data Breach, you could get free credit monitoring and fraud restoration from a settlement.

A settlement has been reached with the University of Hawaii about five data breaches between 2009 and 2011.  The settlement offers free Continuous Credit Monitoring, Consultation Services and Identity Theft Restoration Services.

In order to apply, you’ll need to have the ID number that was in a letter from UH advising of the settlement.

I didn’t get my letter, so I called the phone number given on the web page and they gave it to me, then I signed up for the services on-line. I am guessing that I didn’t get my letter because my address has changed since I was taking classes at UH.

If you got a letter but can’t find it, call the number to get your ID.

However you do it, May 1 is the deadline to apply. And there is a time zone difference for the phone number you need to call, so be careful not to call too late.




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