SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2002--At this time, we believe
that none of our customers have been affected in this attempted
identity theft case through the unauthorized use of our subscriber
Early last summer we were notified that potentially up to 500 of
our customers might have been impacted by the identity theft ring.
We immediately notified the credit bureaus asking them to block
access to those customer files. We sent a follow-up letter to each
potentially affected customer notifying them about the situation. As a
precautionary measure, we also changed the subscriber codes allegedly
used to gain unauthorized access to the credit bureau files.
We continue to work closely with law enforcement officials.
||Libby Hutchinson, 206/461-2484