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Batavia police probing possible identify theft link to data breach

BATAVIA – Batavia police are attempting to determine if Comcast cable company identity theft complaints are in any way linked to the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield data breach.

Batavia Detective Eric M. Hill said the local investigation was expanded because one identity theft victim was a subscriber of the Rochester-based health insurer.

“We have no definitive proof yet,” he added.

Excellus recently announced that it and related companies, Lifetime Benefit Solutions, Lifetime Car, Lifetime Health Medical Group, The MedAmerica Companies and Univera Healthcare, may have been the targets of a data breach, possibly compromising personal information of more than 10 million persons in its systems in the upstate area.

Excellus has set up a website for subscribers: excellusfacts.com. Also, the Federal Trade Commission offers free credit check sit for unauthorized charges or other signs of fraud, at annualcreditreport.com. The Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is providing help and recommendations for suspected data breach victims

Reach the Comcast investigation team of Batavia Police at (585) 345-6373.