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Old 01-12-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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LXer: H&r Block Mailed Free Software with Recipient's Social Security ...

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H&R Block acknowledged last week that it had mailed unsolicited packages, containing their TaxCut software, to former customers early in December and that some of these packages had the former client’s social security number (SSN) embedded in the source code on the mailing label, news reports. This kind of software mailing is a common marketing practice in many industries, according to in Lexington, Kentucky.

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That is good to know. Our daughter received one of those. (I was surprised. Besides AOL, I do not know of anyone who sends people "free" software.)

At least they are taking some sort of corrective action:

H&R Block has sent out mailings, by first-class mail, to all of the people affected by the security breach, advising them to check their credit reports for the nest year, and recommending the use of three credit agencies that will not charge them for the service, says.


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