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Personal Documents Dumped in Winnipeg

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An article in the Winnipeg Free Press by Gabrielle Giroday on Monday, April 30th reports that hundreds of detailed personal documents turned up in a blue garbage Dumpster behind a local travel agency.

The garbage bin was full of car insurance applications, filled-out travel itineraries, payment forms listing credit card numbers and expiry dates, and other documents ripe for identity thieves.

There were also Manitoba license plates -- one with a valid sticker through August -- that neighbors in the area noticed in the dumpster after searching for the source of sensitive documents blowing down the street.

"I picked one paper up after seeing a bunch blowing around, and I thought, 'My God!' " said one man, whose workplace borders the alley where the documents were found.

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