Re: Lexis-Nexis and PTRAX (P-Track)
Lisa A. Varner (lavarner@JUNO.COM)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 10:38:27 EDT
I wish to make a public apology to Chuck Bramlet. A few days ago when I
posted the letter below I did not realize that I had inadvertantly
deleted his quote before sending this out. The rest of my letter made it
appear as Chuck was the one who originally posted about Lexis/Nexis.
When in fact he was following up another post trying to warn us not to
panic, and gave us a URL site to check out for ourselves. I personally
thank Chuck for trying to help us on the list sort this out, as here in
Columbus the panic also hit the news since the company is located in
Dayton, Ohio. It was going through the internet like wild fire.
I have apologized to Chuck privately, but felt he also deserved a public
apology, as it seems he got nailed with some negativity over this fiasco.
I am truly sorry Chuck for any problems that I may have caused, and I'm
glad you were big enough to forgive me, and continue on our friendship.
You've helped me with many other issues on Scouts-l over the years, and I
would like to see you continue to share your input with the list.
Sincerest apologies for my fumble fingers and lack of thought,
Lisa Varner <<LAVarner@juno com>>
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-----------previous message with missing quote------------
On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 10:30:18 PST LAVarner writes:
>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
>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
>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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