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I received a letter from Office of Personnel Management

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I received a letter from Office of Personnel Management concerning a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the US Government that I am part of. They want me to register using the provided 25 number pin. Is this legit? To register I must provide to myIDcare a product of IDExperts all my personnel info ie......address, ssn, phone number etc. I can do this on line. The letter is from Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director, OPM.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

No, this is not legitimate.

The Office of Personnel Management manages civil servants of the US government. They do not investigate criminal activity. Also if you were a suspect in such an event, you would get a visit from the FBI.

This is a letter from a scammer, that is meant to scare you into giving your personal information online. In the "registration," they would get your full name, DOB, SSN, address, possibly financial information - more than enough to steal your identity.


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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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