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Bank of America loses credit-card info of 1.2M workers

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Computer records containing all the credit-card records of U.S. Senators are missing. It was also having credit-card records of more than a million U.S. government employees, Bank of America announced yesterday, putting the customers at increased risk of identity theft.

Complete story here, I missed the Reuters link to original story,,10801,100061,00.html


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did anyone go through this? :)

Sub: #1 posted on Sat, 04/09/2005 - 11:10

Vikas Vikas

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Wow. wow...

Talk about serious. This problem can really take root if something intelligent and proactive isn't done immediately. I can't imagine a legitimate compromise of so many government employees (especially Senators). You'd think that if they were targetted there is some other motive in mind. Frightening!

Sub: #2 posted on Sat, 09/10/2005 - 13:41

cryptowizard cryptowizard

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Pretty scary............Whose account is safe?

Sub: #3 posted on Sat, 09/10/2005 - 14:56

Rhonda28 Rhonda28

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You gotta love how one day your bank account stops working without notice. When you call they say "due to a security concern we have to lock your account".

This didn't happen to me, but I've seen this happen to people in this situation. I'd personally rather be more safe than sorry.

Let's hope we're all alright. :-)

Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 09/14/2005 - 05:57

cryptowizard cryptowizard

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I agree bettr safer than sorry, but a security concern means SOMEONE found a flaw in the system, and if they are gonna lock the account, they better be prepared to waive fees, and pay fees that creditors chardge as a reults of payment not being honored by the bank.

Sub: #5 posted on Sun, 09/18/2005 - 20:39

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i like to have credit card Bank of Amerika . I live in San Francisco.

Sub: #6 posted on Sat, 04/08/2006 - 17:01


Nadia, you have landed to the wrong place. This is debt consolidation Care forum and the page that you are viewing lists some discussion about BOA. You have to contact BOA to get a credit card approved.

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 16:54

stella stella

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Bank of America bought out Fleet Bank last year I believe. I saw something on the news about them recycling old account numbers. I am more than certain that this fact is the catalyst of this catastrophe.

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 04/27/2006 - 19:46

Jedi Mistress Ari Jedi Mistress Ari

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My bank information was compromised, I did not figure this out until I tried to use my card. Bank of America claimed that they were trying to contact me, but never left a message for me to call them back. I have had an account with them for 4 years and this is the second time in that time.

Sub: #9 posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 21:15

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