Posts Tagged ‘consumer fraud’

Have You Looked In Your Trash Bins Lately?

Monday, February 18th, 2008

It shouldn’t still amaze me, but it does, how often so many organizations just dump huge amounts of printed paper containing tons of personally identifiable information (PII) right into their dumpster sitting behind their building, in the alley, or some other easily reachable public location.
Here’s yet another example of a business throwing away people’s privacy in their trash dumpster…


Identity Theft #1 Consumer Fraud Complaint To FTC in 2007

Friday, February 15th, 2008

This week the FTC released the list of the top 20 consumer fraud complaints they received in 2007.
Not surprisingly, identity theft topped their list, accounting for 32% of all the complaints.