Riverside college goof sends welcome notice to 134,000

Feb 21, 2015 11:23 AM by News Staff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - When it comes to making students feel welcome, Riverside City College might have gone a little overboard.

The college distributed a welcome letter on Thursday. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says it was intended for about 500 students attending this year but due to an employee error, it went out to 134,000 email addresses.

A spokesman for the Riverside Community College District says the school computers weren't hacked and no student data was improperly released.

It's not the first email goof.

In June, an employee mistakenly sent Social Security numbers, birth dates and some academic records for more than 35,000 students to the wrong address.

District officials say they're not aware of any fraudulent use of that data.

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