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Bank Gets Restraining Order on Dumpster Diver

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An article posted to the site of The Consumerist chronicles the exploits of a man who after discovering financial information in the dumpster of a financial institution, was served with a restraining order barring him from discussing the discovery or distributing the paperwork he found.

According to the report, the man ignored the court order by being interviewed by the Connecticut Post.

The bank claims he was trying to extort money. The dumpster diver claims he was acting as a consumer advocate.

As the article points out, none of this would be possible if the information had been properly destroyed by the bank in the first place.

Click here to read the details in the original posting.