Merlin Information Services

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 28, 2005
Kalispell , MT
United States
Montana US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
5 875
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

An individual fraudulently obtained personal information about thousands of victims from Merlin Information Services and used that information to commit identity theft by opening up credit card accounts. He posed as a private investigator, thus giving Merlin the impression that he was a legitimate user of their services. He conducted at least 1,873 queries through the Merlin system to obtain information on approximately 5,875 people.