Stanford Federal Credit Union - 11/06/2014
Stanford Federal Credit Union informed 18,000 members that their personal information was sent to another member accidentally. According to the letter sent to the members, credit union employees recognized the error immediately and the data was destroyed without it being read to the recipient. The data sent was a list of members who were pre-approved for loans. The credit union employee who sent the list inadvertently sent it to a member who had the same first name as the staff member it was meant for. According to the credit union, the member had not yet read the mail and worked with the staff of the credit union to properly destroy it.