An Unsettling Subscriber Glitch
A scary slip-up indeed. The Boston Globe today sent a message to its subscribers about what it calls "an unfortunate event" that happened over the weekend.
The event: Confidential credit and bank account information of Globe and Telegram & Gazette (of Worcester, Mass.) was inadvertently disclosed on the back of slips used to label bundles of the Sunday Telegram. The records of about 240,000 customers may have been released.
The Globe said it was notifying the four major credit card companies, contacting the banks of its subscribers and mailing notices to affected customers. Meanwhile, it warned its readers to monitor their credit card bills and bank statements carefully. That's good advice to follow all the time--even if you're not a Globe subscriber.
February 1, 2006; 1:06 PM ET
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