Some retirees’ personal information lost in mail

Associated Press reports:

The personal information of thousands of U.S. Steel Mining retirees and their dependents has been lost in the mail.

Benefits Administration Services said Friday that a password-protected CD it had put in the mail in August never reached its destination. BAS is a provider of benefits administration services for the United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund.

The CD contained information such as names, Social Security numbers and birthdays. The company said in a statement that about 4,000 people were affected, including about 1,700 people in West Virginia.

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