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.