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H&R Block's Blunders Put Consumers at Risk of ID Theft

Financial giant H&R Block's TaxCut software is designed to help users avoid nasty surprises when calculating their taxes. But many past and present customers of Block were surprised in a different way recently, as they received unsolicited copies of TaxCut in packages that prominently displayed their Social Security number (SSN) on the outside.

The recipient's SSN is embedded in a string of numbers printed on the shipping label, and many confused individuals had received a notice about the error long before they received the package. Some haven't received any package at all.

www.consumeraffairs.com

 

Category: FRAUD ALERTS, ID Theft News
Posted on January 5, 2006 at 05:24 PM | Permalink

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