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Social Security Numbers

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Man Finds Sensitive Employee Data In File Cabinet He Bought From Sears

A Chicago man said Sears is lucky he’s honest; otherwise, the retailer could have exposed hundreds of its former employees to identity theft.

08/01/2013

Identity Theft

Thousands Of ‘Bright Directions’ Letters Reveal Social Security Numbers

A college savings program sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office has sent out more than 36,000 letters that had the recipient’s Social Security number on the outside of the envelope.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011