Wednesday, January 11, 2006

H&R Block Direct Mail: Oops!

There are reports that H&R Block inadvertently (or, perhaps, vertently -- is that a word?) released customer social-security numbers on direct-mail address labels:

For a small group of former clients, the company inadvertently included some personal information in the mailing label. Embedded within the more than 40-character source code were the nine digits of the recipient’s Social Security Number (SSN)...

I may be just a simple blogger, but that doesn't sound so good.

H&R Block embeds SSNs in mailing labels

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