California man receives faxes intended for Michigan credit union containing social security numbers

Jeff Vaughn reports:

Richard Woo is in the import/export business. In the past, he used an email account to verify auto parts delivered to Los Angeles– where he lives– from China.

The electronic fax number hasn’t been used in months, until recently when Woo says he started receiving applications for loans meant for a Michigan credit union.

“I received a credit app from a man living in Southgate,” says Woo.

Woo noticed the paperwork had personal information: social security numbers, birthdays, addresses and personal net worth, everything needed to steal someone’s identity and money. Woo traced the paperwork back to Advia Credit Union, with locations in Michigan. Woo went online and found his fax number on the credit union’s home page listed as a number to send applications.

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