Rick & Gail Branum (branum@AONE.COM)
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 01:32:15 -0800
I hate passing things on that may be rumour, but I believe this is factual,
so thought I'd pass it on. This is something that came across my
Please pass this message on.
>Your name, social security number, current address, previous addresses,
>mother's maiden name, Birth date and other personal information are now
>available to anyone with a credit card through a new Lexis database called
>P-Trax. As I am sure you are aware, this information could be used to
commit >credit card fraud or otherwise allow someone else to use your identity.
>You can have your name and information removed from this list by making a
>telephone request. Call (800) 543-6862, select option 4 and then option 3
>("all other questions") and tell the representative answering that you wish
>to remove your name from the P-Trax database. You may also send a fax to
>(513) 865-7360, or physical mail to LEXIS-NEXIS / P.O. Box 933 / Dayton, Ohio
>45401-0933. Sending physical mail to confirm that your name has been removed is
>always a good idea.
>As word of the existence of this database has spread on the net,
>Lexis-Nexis has been inundated with calls, and has set up a special set of
>operators to handle the volume. In addition, Andrew Bleh (rhymes with
>"Play") is a manager responsible for this product, and is the person to whom
>complaints about the service could be directed. He can be reached at the
above >800 number. Ask for extension 3385. According to Lexis, the
manager >responsible is Bill Faster at extension 1364.
>The representative will need your name and social security number to remove
>you from the list. It has been suggested that we inundate these people with
>requests to remove our info from the list and forward this message to
>everyone we know.
Hopefully I have not fallen for a scam.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City