Thieves have stolen Social Security numbers, addresses and other records of about 500-thousand military personnel and their families in 16 states.
The break-in occurred in Phoenix on December 14th at TriWest
Healthcare Alliance. The government contractor provides managed
health care to the military in Colorado and Wyoming. The F-B-I is
investigating the theft.
The stolen computer equipment contained names, addresses, phone
numbers, medical claim histories, and Social Security numbers for
beneficiaries in the central United States.
The company and the government are on the alert for identity
theft, although NO related fraud has been reported.
TriWest has set up a 24-hour hotline _ the number is
1-888-339-9378 _ for people who may be affected by the theft.