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Olmsted Medical Center expands data-breach outreach

Olmsted Medical Center is mailing letters today and Tuesday to about 500 former employees, alerting them to the possibility that their personal information might have been compromised in a data breach, according to OMC officials.

Last week, OMC confirmed that current employee data had been taken. The ongoing investigation has not revealed any compromise of employee — or patient — health information.

However, the medical center has announced that area tax advisers and attorneys are advising OMC employees to immediately contact the IRS theft-identity division (1-800-908-4490) "to learn whether a fraudulent tax return has been filed under their name using illegally obtained information."

Rochester police have said they believe the data involved employee W2 tax forms.

Olmsted Medical Center spokesman Jeremy Salucka said that, as of 6 a.m. Sunday, "682 current OMC employees have initiated the LegalShield registration process" — yearlong identity-theft protection paid for by OMC.


This week, a Rochester police advanced-crime specialist will provide live and video briefings about identity theft.

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