Lady Bug Home Care Exposes Job Applicants to ID TheftFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2007
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
BENBROOK, Texas. On October 18, 2007 the Liberty Coalition discovered an Excel file on the Lady Bug Home Care home page (jacklingm.com) that appears to contain sensitive personal information for 105 job applicants and their references. The file contains, full names, home phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses, previous addresses, dates of birth, drivers license numbers, medical information, emergency contact information, medical certification statuses, schools, degrees, car insurance information, and previous car accidents. Many individuals on this list are at extreme risk of identity theft. The site has since been taken down.
Applicants seemed to live in Texas, from the following cities: Alvarado, Arlington, Austin, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Cross Roads, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Elgin, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Georgetown, Glenn Heights, Grandview, Hurst, Kennedale, Lewisville , Mansfield, Mesquite, N. Richland Hill, Pflugerville, Sanger, Weatherford, and Wylie.
Individuals affected by this exposure should immediately visit www.nationalidwatch.org and search for their names, to confirm what types of personal information were exposed. NationalIDWatch.org has a list of recommended steps victims should take.
National ID Watch is a search engine for personal information breaches. Sponsored by the Washington, DC non-profit Liberty Coalition, NationalIDWatch.org provides more than a million free personalized Identity Exposure Reports™ as a public service.
Each Identity Exposure Report (IXR) documents what types of personal information were exposed (such as Social Security Numbers, Birth Dates, Addresses, etc.), without revealing them. Each IXR also details the situation surrounding each exposure, and contact information of those responsible for the breach. Armed with this information, victims can further investigate, take action, or correct harm.