It's a Great Day for Identity Theft in South Carolina!

It appears that South Carolina Department of Revenue stored all our SSNs and credit card numbers on a sheet of notebook paper pinned to a refrigerator with a commemorative "It's a Great Day In South Carolina" magnet.

As a prize, we all got one-year of identity theft protection from Experian. To get this prize, you call a toll free number, and if they determine your number was part of the security breach, you get an access code for the ID theft protectin. The number was busy for days, and now has been replaced with a recording that just give everyone who calls the access code.

So I enter the code to get my free thank you gift, and the ID theft protection service consists of a website that is trying to sell us credit reports.

What the hell? Has anyone actually found a way to discover if your number is on the list?