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NYS Department of Labor offers free credit monitoring after unemployment letters sent to wrong people

State officials are offering free credit monitoring after a significant number of unemployment insurance claimants had personal information sent to the wrong people.

It started last week when News10NBC reported that some who applied for unemployment benefits received other people’s personal information in the mail.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Secretary Melissa DeRosa said during a press conference earlier in the week that the problem was small.

Throughout the week, it became clear that the issue was impacting more people than originally thought. And by Wednesday, the Department of Labor told News10NBC that “free credit monitoring and identity theft surveillance,” was being offered to everyone included in the batch mailings.

The dates highlighted as potentially problematic were March 31st, April 2nd, April 8th, and April 21st, according to News10NBC’s reporting.

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