and it's suggested I should issue a "fraud alert" to the three credit reporting agencies if I'm one of the State of Alaska active or ex employees whose personal information was compromised.
BUT... I've read several different news releases and they give different or ambiguous information as to whether I am indeed one of this group. The State has not contacted me yet (I imagine they'll snail mail me as a retiree) and they just announced this in the news today.
Have any of you ever issued a fraud alert to the credit reporting agencies? Can it ever be undone? Has it bit you later?
I've had some difficulty correcting errors on my credit reports and I don't want to kick that rock over again if I don't need to.
I happened to get a free credit report in mid January (several weeks after the security breach but before PWC admitted the goof) and it was fine.
I'm going to phone the Admin department tomorrow but they are not always helpful either and I'm sure they'll be swamped.
Here's a radio story about the goof up if you're interested:
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"Missing: Personal Information on Thousands of Alaskans"
Thanks in advance for guidance.