|Targeted News Service|
After the most recent mass cyber-attack of a major company, more than 90,000 Iowans have now received letters from
Not all of the persons contacted are customers of the company. Some are clients of insurance agents who approached Nationwide's system to get quotes for insurance protection. The clients might well not have known to which insurers brokers and agents submitted requests for quotes. That list could have included Nationwide or one of its affiliates. This could mean that if the recipient has no actual relationship with the company, the Nationwide letter might seem to be erroneous and have no meaning,
Nevertheless, the threat of potential identity theft from this security breach may be real. The credit monitoring offered by the company is a necessary protection and should not be ignored. "We know the company has responded well to this event," said Iowa Insurance Commissioner
Nationwide company representatives will be appearing tomorrow as part of a regular meeting of the state insurance regulators for all states at the
Recipients of the letters from Nationwide are welcome to call the Iowa Insurance Division on its toll-free line, 877-955-1212 if they have questions.
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