SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES
October 6, 2006
CAMP PENDLETON A laptop computer containing personal information
regarding 2,400 on-base residents of Camp Pendleton is missing, base
officials revealed Friday.
The computer belongs to Lincoln B.P. Management, which manages
residential property on the sprawling Marine base.
Residents of the San Onofre I and II, Stuart Mesa and Pacific View
neighborhoods were being notified by the company, which reported the
computer lost on Tuesday.
We take this matter very seriously and are working closely with Lincoln
Properties to find out what happened and to safeguard the personal
information of our Marines, sailors and their families, said Col. James
B. Seaton III, the base's commanding officer.
There's no evidence that any data has been used improperly, base
officials said. However, they encouraged base residents to closely
monitor their bank accounts, credit card activity and other financial
To ensure that all affected residents have access to the appropriate
resources to monitor the credit accounts, Lincoln B.P. Management Inc.
is in the process of retaining Equifax to provide personal credit
monitoring services on their behalf, company Vice President Steve Browne
wrote in a statement e-mailed to reporters.
If any service member suffers a loss due to identity fraud arising from
this incident, Lincoln B.P. Management Inc. will work with Equifax, the
applicable credit card companies and insurance companies to rectify the
situation, Browne stated.
Lincoln B.P. Management manages 6,223 housing units on the base.
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