NY State Shuffles, Deals Jobless’ Social Security Numbers


If you applied for unemployment insurance recently, the state department of labor may have accidentally sent some of your vital information to other people. Politics on the Hudson talks to Nathan Greene of Rochester, who got a note to that effect from the DOL — which also contained the name and social security number of a complete stranger.

The Department is sending letters out to all compromised citizens, explaining the snafu and warning them to check with credit agencies to make sure they hadn’t been defrauded, and to refrain from using any unfamiliar social security numbers they may have received to, you know, steal. Photo via rockcohen (cc).