Both my dad and my MIL received a letter from BNY Mellon stating that they lost personal information off the back of a truck. They’re offering 24 months of credit protection services (gee…thanks, cocksuckers!!).
I was investigating the situation because I found it odd that my dad and my MIL both received the letter, with the same date. The actual incident happened way back in February.
I guess 4.5 million people are affected by this blunder. I found a blog http://breachblog.com/2008/03/27/bny.aspx?pg=14&view=linear#Comment and a lot of people are saying it’s a scam. The Texas Atty General’s office said (according to one blogger) that it’s both legit AND a scam.
Anyone else get The Letter and did you sign up for the free credit protection?
I tend to think it’s legitimate, but I’d hate to hand the bad guys the keys to the parental units’ vault. Any opinions/experience with this clusterfuck?