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Re: SSN database scam?

On Wed, 18 Sep 1996, Jim Byrd wrote:

> At 01:22 PM 9/18/96 +0200, Gary Howland <[email protected]> forwarded:
> >Forwarded from www-security mailing list.
> [snip]
> >Can anybody comment on the item forwarded below my sig file? It claims
> >there's a database w/ people's credit card no's etc on it and you have to
> >give your name and social security number to get off of it.  This strikes
> >me as being a scam to get your ssn, but this went around at work and
> >people are actually calling and giving it out.  I know ssn's aren't really
> >as secure as they're supposed to be, but  still...
> I happen to work for Lexis-Nexis, but I don't speak for the company.  Yes,
> P-Trak is real, it was recently made available to our customers.
> It is NOT a scam to get SSNs.  Lexis-Nexis is a large and reputable company,
> best-known for its huge legal database system, Lexis.  The Nexis side has
> news reports from a large variety of sources.
> P-Trak originally made SSNs available, but Lexis-Nexis removed this feature
> in response to protests.

Is your information listed in the Lexis-Nexis database?


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