Sorry to move to a sour note, but it seems as though ChoicePoint the nation’s single largest clearinghouse of consumer data seems to have sold upwards of perhaps 500,000 people’s personal information (addresses, Social Security numbers, financial information, etc.) to a group of con artists and scammers. (Washington Post link: registration required)
“We have reason to believe your personal information may have been obtained by unauthorized third parties, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this event may cause you,” the letters say.
Oh, Information Age! Why is you so fun?