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Another Mortgage Company Dumps Files

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According to a report by Dawn Jones posted on March 19th on the website of WJRT, a Southeast Michigan ABC-affiliate, the personal information of hundreds of local residents, including Social Security numbers and financial records were exposed to the public thanks to a local realty mortgage company who placed them in an open dumpster.

The company was evicted from the office where the documents were found and all of its sensitive customer information ended up outside in a dumpster or on the ground nearby. Included in the papers are bankruptcy statements, financial records, Social Security numbers and addresses of clients.

Authorities across the country are struggling to contain similar problems caused by the downturn in the mortgage business and the resulting widespread failure of mortgage companies.

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