The Attorney General has made it his personal quest to stop Texas Businesses from throwing personal information into the trash and exposing Texans to identity theft. It might be time to make sure his fellow government agencies are also diligent.
A woman in Harlingen Texas was looking for empty boxes when she found personal documents left behind by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. The papers contained name, addresses and social security numbers. See the video.
The must not be aware that there are many Texas shredding services.
Staci-Lyn Honda spent last week dumpster diving. Not surprisingly she found personal information that could be used to commit identity theft. What is surprising is that the people who had their information seem unfazed by the discovery. Even when someone proved they went the trash they held onto their opinion that no one would go through the trash. [video]
It might be a good time to find a Horseheads shredding service at Shred Nations.
Claire’s is the latest business to be in the news for the wrong reasons. Personnel files for past employees were found in their dumpster. The files contained everything an identity thief could want.
However the best part is the joke in the story. “the store needs to accessorize with a shredder” [full story]
Maybe Claire’s can find a shredding service in Omaha next time they clean out old files.
A recent audit of county and state offices in Pinellas county have turned up numerous documents containing personal information. The documents were found in a dumpster used by several offices and it is unclear which office was responsible for the security breach. Full Story.
Might be time for a paper shredding service.