Error in Processing Allows Improper forms to be Mailed Out

2019, Breaches, February

Who: Ohio Department of Commerce # of Records: 9,000

When it occurred: February 15, 2019

What Happened: Approximately 9,000 consumers were mailed forms that were inaccurate

How it Happened: A processing error allowed the state to mailed forms to those who qualify for unclaimed funds, but the letters were sent to the wrong people. The letters include personal information, including names and social security numbers.

Outcome: The Division is offering affected consumers one year of identity theft protect at no cost, according to the release. Those consumers will receive a letter with detailed information about these services and how to enroll. The department is addressing this issue to ensure consumers have an accurate 1099 for tax purposes