DoD: TRICARE letter offering free credit reports not a scam

Friday - 12/9/2011, 7:44am EST

TRICARE is quashing reports that someone is trying to scam members following a big data breach, Next Gov reports.

The military's health care program says a letter from SAIC about the breach is legit. The letter offers free credit reports and monitoring. But, NextGov reports some people thought it wasn't real, after some websites, including an Air Force Facebook page, called it a scam.

The data breach happened when someone stole computer tapes with details on 4.9 million people.

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