Identity Thieves to Prayer Breakfast Volunteers: Where's Your God Now?
Did you volunteer for the National Prayer Breakfast? Good news: someone's cleaning out your bank account right now!
Here's a portion of a letter sent to all volunteers from the "Ushers Team" at last month's event:
On Wednesday, a briefcase with one of our computers was reported missing from the Washington Hilton. Unfortunately, the computer contained an electronic version of the list of ushers and their information, which included name, date of birth, social security number and work address.
But don't worry! The power of prayer is sure to bring the briefcase back. And Anna Nicole Smith back to life. And win the war.
Full email after the jump.
Thank you once again for your help as an usher at the 2007 National Prayer Breakfast. We have already received reports of the profound impact that the event has had on guests and delegates from around the world. Your role as in most cases the first contact that many of our guests have with the event is crucial and your spirit can put the entire day in perspective. Thank you for being on your posts early in the morning with smile and welcoming spirit and words. We value your help and hope to continue to work together in the future.
On Wednesday, a briefcase with one of our computers was reported missing from the Washington Hilton. Unfortunately, the computer contained an electronic version of the list of ushers and their information, which included name, date of birth, social security number and work address. Although, we do not believe that the purpose of the theft was information, we have taken proactive steps to assure your security. A report was filed with the venue and we have also contacted the Social Security Administration and have filed a report with them. The Social Security Administration advised us that is a good practice to have Fraud Alerts placed on the individual's names, so please follow the steps outlined below if you elect to proceed with this recommendation. We will keep you updated incase there is any development as to the locating and recovering of the information. In the meantime, if you have any additional questions, please don not hesitate to contact us either via this email or at [REDACTED]. Once again, we take a series of precautions and measurements in order to ensure our data security, and, when unfortunate violations out of our control occur we take these incidents very seriously.
Thank you for your understanding and for your service,
The National Prayer Breakfast