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[Dataloss] FL: Ft. Lauderdale Dumpster Becomes A Treasure Trove

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Mon Feb 18 2008 - 09:47:20 CST


http://cbs4.com/local/Ft.Lauderdale.Trash.2.655638.html

In the information age, theft has clearly taken on a new meaning, with the
possession of personal info, credit cards, and social security numbers as
the key for many high tech crooks to strike it rich. One Ft. Lauderdale
dumpster proved to be a treasure trove of documents with such
information--readily available for anyone who passed by--so the police is
investigating.

Outside a University of Phoenix Building in Ft. Lauderdale, files and
paperwork belonging to the defunct First Magnus Financial at 550 West
Cypress Creek Road were just lying inside stacked boxes inside an
industrial garbage container, available for anyone to peek at. The
paperwork contains some of the most sensitive information a consumer could
posses: Social Security numbers, credit card information, addresses,
properties, etc.

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