The personal information about thousands of Maryland state employees has gone missing.How many victims?
About 8,000.What type of personal information?
Names, Social Security numbers and other unspecified personal information.What happened?
A torn and empty envelope from the company that manages the state's health savings account program arrived by U.S. mail. The envelope was missing an invoice that contains confidential information.Details:
No fraud has been reported.What was the response?
Employees have been notified by the state to place a fraud alert with national credit rating agencies. Future reports will be transmitted electronically.Source:
www.nbcwashington.com, NBC Washington, “ID Theft Concerns Maryland Employees After Info Lost in Mail
,” April 2, 2009.