Norwalk, Ohio Mayor: Sorry about the SSN on postcards

Tom Jackson reports:

Norwalk’s mayor says city officials regret mailing out thousands of postcards that list the Social Security numbers of local taxpayers.

City officials have asked the recipients to destroy the cards, and they’ve already mailed out substitute cards that omit the sensitive numbers.

“Obviously, we’re very sorry and we wish it had never happened,” Mayor Rob Duncan said.

More than 8,000 of the postcards were sent to Norwalk taxpayers, providing them instructions on filling out their income tax returns.

Read more on Sandusky Register. The notice on the city’s website reads:

Jan. 27, 2014, Norwalk Taxpayers – please be advised that postcards recently mailed for your access to 2013 Norwalk Municipal Income Tax Forms contained a printing error. PLEASE DESTROY THAT CARD. New cards are in the process of being mailed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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