Insurance Co. Warns Customers Of Identity Theft

September 13, 2006

Associated Press

American Family Insurance is warning customers to be wary of identity theft after computer equipment was stolen in a burglary in Madison.

American Family is the state's biggest insurer of homes and vehicles. It mailed letters to more than two-thousand customers alerting them to the theft at the office of an insurance agent.

It urges them to contact credit reporting agencies for information on identity theft protections.

The break-in was back in July. American Family spokesman Steve Witmer says it took the company a while to determine the contents of the missing computer and assess the risk.

Of most concern is a stolen laptop. Witmer says it had customers' Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers.

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