OH: Neighbors Worried About Identity Theft After Thousands Of Documents Dumped On Driveway
Residents living in a northeast Columbus neighborhood said that they are concerned after thousands of documents were dumped at the end of a driveway overnight.
Residents said that they were worried about identity theft after people’s personal information was found in the pile in the driveway of a GreenStone Homes model home in the 3000 block of McCutcheon Crossing.
10TV News found that the home was foreclosed upon in July 2011 and sold in a sheriff’s sale in June.[…]
10TV News found canceled checks, contracts between developers and companies, tax returns and social security numbers.
Read more on 10TV. I really wish state AG’s would go after those who do this kind of thing. I’ve seen a few lawsuits over disposal of paper records in Texas and Indiana, but overall, there have been very few consequences from states for improper disposal of paper records – and in some states, such disposal is not even illegal. The FTC has gone after a few entities over improper disposal, but it would be nice to see the states send a stronger message.