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Been In An Ambulance Lately?

Your Identity May Be At Risk


 
 

James McPherson | | Friday, March 20, 2009


CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago now says more than 60,000 people may be at risk of having their identities stolen - after a laptop computer was stolen from an employee of a company that handles billing for Chicago Fire Department ambulances.

Anyone who's been transported by Chicago Fire Department ambulance should be concerned, says the city revenue department.

The billing for ambulance transports is outsourced to a company called DeZonia, and two months ago, somebody broke into the car of a DeZonia employee and stole a laptop that contained personal information about tens of thousands of people.

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