Mailing It In

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For the third time in 13 months, the state of Wisconsin has sent out letters in which the recipients' Social Security numbers are visible. In this latest incident, the state sent 1099-G tax forms to people who received a state income tax refund or other payment in 2007. Because of the way the forms were folded, Social Security numbers were visible in some of the windows of the envelopes. The state has offered to pay for one year of credit monitoring for all of the recipients.