Baltimore City sent a letter to all employees, retirees and former employees warning of a possible data breach.
In the statement, the city says it is working to identify the group of individuals who may have been affected. The said they are notifying employees so that they can pay close attention to any unusual activity involving credit or finances.
Officials say they believe the information could have been used to fraudulently file income tax returns. If you attempt to file electronically and your return is rejected, file an Identity Theft Affidavit or Form 14039 with both your federal and state returns. You can find the form here.
Baltimore City is working with local, state and federal law enforcement representatives to secure a national, reputable vendor to provide monitoring services for each person who is determined affected.
Updates will be provided as this story develops.