Lost in transit, Thursday edition

Through its lawyers, Rhode Island-based Benefit Concepts, Inc. recently notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that a package containing employee payroll checks and a CD with copies of the payroll checks went missing.

According to the notification letter, their vendor, CompuPay, had sent the package on July 19 via FedEx and it should have been delivered on July 20. FedEx believes that the shipment went missing at its Warwick, Rhode Island facility. Employees were not notified of the loss until September 3.

The payroll checks contained the employees’ first and last names, Social Security Numbers, and bank account numbers. To prevent future problems, the company has asked CompuPay to mask SSN and encrypt the accompanying CD.

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