Who else has your credit card numbers?

April 30, 2010 at 9:38 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Like most of us, you’ve probably copied documents containing your social security number, financial and medical information, and credit card numbers–information you don’t want just anybody to have.

But, according to CBS News, every time you use a copy machine your document is permanently stored on a hard drive. If you know how, you can retrieve the documents–even years later, after the machine has been sold or rented to somebody else. It’s an identity thief’s dream: one machine may contain many thousands of confidential documents.

The CBS News video is here, and it’s well worth watching.


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