Improper disposal of hundreds of loan applications raises security concerns

Roman Gokhman of the Contra Costa Times reports:

The financial and personal details of about 300 property loan applicants were compromised when confidential documents were mistakenly tossed into an outdoor waste bin.

The paperwork, belonging to FHG Finance, a home loan business at 548 Contra Costa Boulevard, was discarded last week by a cleaning crew hired to clear out a portion of the building where FHG is based, an official at the business said.

The documents, which contained bank account and Social Security numbers, were found by employees at a neighboring store, who alerted FHG. The company padlocked the trash bin until the documents could be shredded.

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