H&R Block Reveals Customer SSNs

Some H&R Block customers who received free copies of the company's TaxCut software also had their Social Security numbers exposed, according to a company spokesperson.

Some H&R Block customers who received free copies of the companys TaxCut software also had their Social Security numbers exposed, according to a company spokesperson.

H&R Block sent a letter to customers late last month saying that a tracking number used on packages containing TaxCut contained the customers SSN as part of a unique, 47-digit tracking number. H&R Block blamed human error for the slip and said the number would be impossible to spot and that no customer data has been lost or stolen as a result of the mistake, according to spokesperson Denise Sposato.