Monday, May 22, 2006

Well Isn't This Just Swell

Thieves Steal Personal Data of 26.5M Vets WASHINGTON (AP) -
Thieves took sensitive personal information on 26.5 million U.S. veterans, including Social Security numbers and birth dates, after a Veterans Affairs employee improperly brought the material home, the government said Monday. The information involved mainly those veterans who...

Just what we all needed. More spam and junk mail and posers. When I joined the Corps we weren't using Social Security #'s, and lots of folks predicted that something like this would happen when they switched everyone over. Bad enough I had a dead mans service number. For a while the Marines had the bright idea to recycle the numbers back into use , and some day I'll tell of the hassle in being told you're dead because some office pogue screwed the pooch.

7 comments:

Cookie..... said...

This one has scared the hell outta this DAV fer sure....I've already gone to the special website and called the 800 number...no other info as yet other than what y'all already know...

Man...I know of one beauricratic nit-wit asshole better damn well have his ass fired real quick for his bone-head move of takin the damn disc home with him in the first place...and the FBI should be on the lookout fer any spankin new cars in his driveway.....Cookie...

Cookie..... said...

PS...so you were dead huh...don't seem dead t'me...and y'all write pretty damn good fer a dead man....

Fits said...

Got me more than one official letter from the US government threatening to arrest my ass if I ever tried to use my identity again 'cause I died in '67. Every now and then they still flip flop on which one of us never made it out of the rice paddies and I tell the same old story and they say, oh damn, duh. Now wouldn't it be a kicker to have my identity all frigged up AGAIN.

Cookie..... said...

Looks t'me like y'all got a real bona fide "out" case yur identity is stolen cause a their ineptitude and negligence...both times...lol

Fits said...

And the poor sucker who's identity I "stole" is probably somewhere up above laughing his ass off at me. Again.

Cookie..... said...

Hehehe...like yur sense a humor mate. BTW...just learned that the disc that was stolen was for vets released out of the service from 1976 on....that's a relief to me...I mustered out in 67....

Fits said...

That figures. All I ask in just a little piece of the frigs if and when they catch 'em.