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Addressing data theft concerns

April 28, 2015

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    If you’ve experienced a fraudulent tax return, please contact Director of Human Resources Isaac Dixon at idixon@lclark.edu.

Senior administrators are looking into concerns raised by some faculty and staff regarding theft of social security numbers and the filing of fraudulent tax returns. 

No compromise of any Lewis & Clark system has been identified, according to Chief Information Officer Adam Buchwald and Director of Human Resources Isaac Dixon. However, IT is continuing to use existing detective tools and investigating any anomalous behavior or potential threats to our systems.

“We take the safety of our community very seriously, and we’re moving to investigate the matter and connect affected community members with the right resources,” said Provost Jane Atkinson.

If you’ve experienced a fraudulent tax return, please contact Isaac Dixon at idixon@lclark.edu. (Anyone who has already reported an issue to the CAS forum listserv need not do so again.) Additionally, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits provide each Lewis & Clark employee with a 60-minute consultation with a fraud specialist.

If you have additional questions or concerns about data security at Lewis & Clark, please contact Information Security Officer Jessica Odom at odom@lclark.edu or 503-768-7226.

To learn more about protecting yourself or resolving an identity theft issue, visit the State of Oregon’s site and/or the Federal Trade Commission’s site