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Oops! Citibank prints 600,000 customer Social Security numbers on envelopes with tax info


GET OUT OF TOWN!!!!!  Unbelievable.  According to NYdailynews.com:


Citibank mistakenly printed 600,000 customers’ Social Security numbers on the envelopes containing their year end tax statements, the company acknowledged Tuesday.  The letters, sent via the U.S. Postal Service in January, had the numbers printed on the envelopes’ lower edges.  Citibank called the flap a “processing error” in a Feb. 16 letter to affected customers and promised it wouldn’t happen again.  “We believe there is little or no risk to you,” the letter reads.  “However, we wanted to bring this to your attention, apologize and confirm that changes have been made for all future mailings.”  The bank is offering affected customers a free 180-day credit monitoring service to make sure no fraudulent activity comes from the exposed personal information.  Did this happen to you? Email the Daily News at sgoldsmith@nydailynews.com

Am I the only one thinking that nobody seems to know what in the hell they are doing these days? “We believe there is little or no risk to you,”… really?  I always thought that the Social Security number is the main thing the bad guys need to wreak havoc in your life. I have a relative who wiped out her husband’s social security benefits because she had his SS# She was able to make her transactions over the phone– because she HAD his SS#. I think they’re lying about that one, folks. SMH at this mess.

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