Report: City Workers The Victims Of ID Theft
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than two dozen City of Pittsburgh employees have become the victims of identity theft.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the city was notified over the weekend that at least 29 workers from multiple departments were affected.
The PG reports that the employees received bills from PayPal for purchases that they didn’t make. The fraudulent purchases ranged from $40 to $3,000.
Police say the thief or thieves apparently set up account numbers using employees’ names, addresses and partial Social Security numbers.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Computer Crimes Unit is now investigating.
Meanwhile, city employees are advised to submit a police report if they think they may have been a victim.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call PBP Computer Crimes Unit at 412-323-7800. Officials say callers may remain anonymous.