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Press release on 8-17-12 about TTU security breach of information

Campus Police contact: 372-3234


We are bringing this security breach to your attention so you can be extra alert to signs of any possible misuse of your personal information. If at any time you suspect fraudulent activity, below are suggested actions to take and resources to access to protect your information.

  • Place a fraud alert on your credit file. A fraud alert tells creditors to contact you before they open any new accounts or change your existing accounts. Call any one of the three major credit bureaus. As soon as one credit bureau confirms your fraud alert, the others are notified to place fraud alerts. All three credit reports will be sent to you, free of charge, for your review.

Equifax

Experian

TransUnionCorp

888-766-0008

888-397-3742

800-680-7289

  • Even if you do not find any suspicious activity on your initial credit reports, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends that you check your credit reports periodically. Victim information sometimes is held for use or shared among a group of thieves at different times. Checking your credit reports periodically can help you spot problems and address them quickly.
  • If you find suspicious activity on your credit reports or have reason to believe your information is being misused, call Tennessee Tech University Police and file a police report. Get a copy of the report; many creditors want the information it contains to absolve you of the fraudulent debts.
  • You also should file a complaint with the FTC at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or at 1-877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338). Your complaint will be added to the FTC’s Identity Theft Data Clearinghouse, where it will be accessible to law enforcers for their investigations.