Truck driver information stolen in Florida
Aug 11, 2006 10:49 AM
A laptop computer containing information about Miami-Dade County, Florida, residents who hold commercial driver licenses (CDL) was stolen from a government-owned vehicle July 27. The computer was assigned to a special agent in the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The laptop did not contain financial or medical information, but did contain personally identifiable information pertaining to 133,000 Florida residents, including holders of the CDLs, FAA airman certificates, and CDLs and personal driver's licenses obtained from the Largo FL licensing facility.
"At this point, we have no evidence that any missing data has been used illegally," the OIG stated in a Frequently Asked Questions page posted on its Web site. "However, be extra vigilant and carefully monitor bank statements, credit card statements, and any statements relating to recent financial transactions. If you notice unusual or suspicious activity, you should report it immediately to the financial institution involved and contact the Federal Trade Commission for further guidance."
The OIG Web site with the information can be reached by clicking here. The OIG said further information will be posted on the site as it becomes available. In addition, individuals with questions about the theft or those with information that could assist the investigation should telephone 800-424-9071.
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