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Changes to LES may reduce identity theft [Arlington, VA]

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Leave and earning statements for all service members and Defense Department civilians, and paychecks for military retirees will soon have more identity theft protection. Over the next several weeks, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will drop the first five digits of a person's Social Security number from all pay statements and checks to guard against identity theft.

"The changes apply to everyone," said Patrick Shine, acting director of DFAS. The proposal "originated internally and will be phased in over the next couple of pay periods."

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Category: Identity Theft News
Posted on February 27, 2004 at 04:12 PM | Permalink

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