Social Security Numbers Mistakenly Mailed to Kent County Man
DOVER, Del.- Imagine opening your mail and finding the social security numbers of nine people. That is what happened to a Kent County man.
Robert Durham of Dover said he was mistakenly sent that information by the Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance.
"Names and Social Security numbers of people's privacy. This is how identity theft starts," said Durham.
Durham says he received two court appeal transcripts back on Feb. 25.
"I don't know why they had to include the other eight people," said Durham.
Durham is fighting a battle with Delaware's Department of Labor.
"This was all over an unemployment check that I didn't get because I came to a meeting late. Somewhere in the federal law it says if you don't come to the meetings, they can hold your check for a week," said Durham.
That's when he filed his appeal with Superior Court to try and recover his lost pay. He wasn't expecting a packet of information listing other people's personal information.
"I looked in the phone book. A couple of names were on this list were in there but I haven't contacted them because I'm not sure if it's them or not," Durham said. "I'm picking on the Division of Unemployment Insurance and the appeal board because it was somebody's job to proof this before this was sent out."
Durham said he just wants to know how this happened, why this happened and who is responsible.
He says he's hoping to work with an attorney who can get in touch with the correct people whose personal information was mistakenly mailed.
Phone calls to the Office of the Secretary of Labor in Wilmington have not yet been returned to WBOC.