facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Social Security numbers put on envelopes

Feb. 15, 2011 at 3:39 PM   |   Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A company hired by the state of Ohio allegedly printed 8,000 childcare providers' Social Security numbers on mass-mailing envelopes, officials said.

Affiliated Computer Services, a subsidiary of Xerox Corp. was hired to manage a new automated provider payment and tracking system, WBNS-TV, Columbus, reported Tuesday.

"I received an envelope in the mail, and when I looked at it, I didn't even open it up. All I (saw) was my social security number on the outside of this envelope," said Aysia Haile, adding she was shocked.

"Xerox sent out a mailing to these providers and the mailing label on the envelope included their provider ID number. Now for a childcare center, that's not a big deal. It's a random six-digit number. For providers who offer childcare out of their own home, their provider number is their Social Security number," said Ben Johnson with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in Columbus.

Ohio officials said identity theft protection would be provided to all workers affected by the identification disclosure.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
3
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
4
Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit' Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit'
5
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback