Veterans Affairs Sends Mass Apology

Every single veteran in America, from the Vietnam War and forward, received a letter yesterday from the office of Veterans Affairs, warning them of the theft in early May of a laptop containing personal data of many military personnel. In addition to an apology and acknowledging the loss affecting 26 million vets, the letter also contained a 1-800 number to report phishing or suspicious activity.

To cement its penitence, the office of Veteran Affairs should offer to go on latrine duty for the next month.

(Thanks to Joe and Jason!)

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  1. SeekBalance says:

    No freakin’ letter here, what’s up with that?

  2. konstantConsumer says:

    in penitence, maybe they should offer a free trip to iraq. i hear it’s a hot place right now.

  3. Kornkob says:

    Seek– give it time, the postal service isn’t perfect. Trust me though– the information provided ispretty dry (I’ll try and get Consumerist a copy of the letter with my personal info redacted)

    konstant– that’s a pretty tasteless comment. There’s nothing ‘free’ about being shipped overseas or otherwise being in the service.

  4. ModerateSnark says:

    Hmm…
    Two commenters that share the tendency to misspell words with “k” for komedy, yet possessing such different senses of humor.

  5. RandomHookup says:

    No need to go looking for a copy. It’s up on the va.gov web site right now.