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Finance Company Throws Personal Information in the Dumpster

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January 12, 2010- An investigation by NBC 6 reporter Karen Hopkins led to the discovery of dozens of records containing sensitive financial data on retirees in a dumpster. The records, belonging to local financial planning company SouthTrust, contained social security numbers along with account numbers. When contacted local police stated that Louisiana law does not make SouthTrust’s actions a crime—though local citizens and customers may disagree. 

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