Information of more than 1,700 accessed

KINGMAN - Vital information of more than 1,700 people was accessed a couple of months ago using the Kingman Municipal Court's security code.

The court started to receive calls from individuals concerning their TransUnion credit reports being accessed on Oct. 24.

They looked into it and found out an unknown individual accessed the accounts using their login, but they do not know how.

According to the court, it does not obtain credit reports. Rather, it reports delinquent fines to private credit reporting companies, including TransUnion, Equifax and Experian.

On a credit report, you can find someone's current and former addresses, all credit cards owned and debts owed, Social Security number, former employers, mortgage payments and loans. The court contacted TransUnion to provide the names and addresses of the affected consumers and mailed letters to alert them of the incident.

TransUnion is also investigating the matter and alerted the court that the records were not accessed from the actual court or any location associated with the court.

"There is nothing more important to TransUnion than the safety and security of consumers' information," Colleen Tunney, a representative with the company, said in an e-mail.

TransUnion has already deactivated the court's access code and will work closely with consumers that contact them with questions or concerns. The contact number for the company is (800) 680-7289.