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Veterans Concerned Over Missing Information

Veterans Concerned Over Missing Information
By: Arnold Wyrick

How did a data analyst with the Department of Veterans Affairs remove sensitive information on 26.5 million veterans?  That's just one of the many questions the FBI and the Attorney General's office are asking.

The employees home was burglarized and someone took all the data.

"It worries me that I'm not going to get my benefits I'm due, if somebody lost those records.  My information is in there along with everyone else's," says Gary Walker a U.S. Army Veteran.

Walkers concerns are only part of the problem.  The information the employee took to his home contained names, birth dates, social security numbers, and even some spouses names.

"I'm not sure how vital the information is, or who is going to have the knowledge to use it.  But we're going to have to take precautions everyday.  So hopefully they'll have everything taken care of here soon," says Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major Dave Klemme.

So far none of the missing information has been used in any criminal activity according to a spokesperson with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

And if you're a veteran, and have any questions about your financial security, your asked to call this toll free number.

1-800-FED INFO (333-4636)

The call center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday as long as it is needed.

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