Re: Lexis-Nexis and PTRAX (P-Track)
Lisa A. Varner (lavarner@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 23:57:52 EDT
On Thu, 19 Sep 1996 15:14:07 -0700 (MST)
Just to calm the panic, I thought this best sent to the list.
My local NBC affiliate just did a story on this at 6:00pm. They went to
the City of Columbus Law Library and asked for assistance to check this
They said e-mail on the internet said that SSN#, medical info, and
Mother's Maiden Name and other personal info that can be used to rip you
off, was thought to be available by Lexis-Nexis in a database. According
to Steve Edwards of Lexis-Nexis, they do not provide all this info it is
false. However they do provide some of it.
NBC's reporter checked this out himself. Using the reporter's name the
data base provided current and 2 previous addreses, month and year of his
birth, and a telephone number. NO mother's maiden name, or SSN#.
Lexis-Nexis says it is nothing more than an electronic version of the
white pages. This is also a subscriber service, you must pay an initial
fee to get this and also there is an additional fee for P-Track. The
reporter paid $88.00 for one name to be run.
You still can remove your name from the database like Chuck posted
Lisa Varner <<LAVarner@juno com>>
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