MO: Envelope glitch gives peek at data

Janese Heavin reports:

Rex Cone is always concerned about identity theft. So he was especially worried when he received a tax form from the University of Missouri last week that allowed his Social Security number to be displayed through the envelope’s window.

“With all of the public service announcements saying to look out for your Social Security number, here they’ve displayed mine in the mail,” he said this morning.

Cone — a Columbia dad who took a course at MU last semester — was among UM students who received Internal Revenue Service 1098-T forms in the mail last week. It’s unclear how many of those mailings allowed Social Security numbers to be visible from the envelope.

Read more in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

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