February 2, 2006

Massive Citibank identity leak

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Dear Shareholder,

We are writing to let you know that the IRS1099-DIV Tax Forms reporting dividends you received in 2005 were inadvertently sent to fellow holders of depositary receipts, instead of to you. The 1099-DIV Forms included your name, address, account number, social security number and the amount of your 2005 dividends.(click for full size letter)

My father received this on the 30th. Not only is his name, address, account number, social security number out in the wild— but they also refuse to provide replacements for his missing 1099-DIVs (needed for 2005 taxes).

Citibank
180 days of identity monitoring: Free.
Having your identity and account numbers blindly mailed to strangers: Priceless.


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