When the road to ID theft is paved with good intentions
Nancy Amons reports that some Nashville, Tennessee flood victims discovered that their personal information was publicly available online after they submitted documentation such as canceled checks and other sensitive information online to obtain property tax relief.
It seems that the Metro Assessor of Property had tried to make things easier for people to upload documentation to request relief by wait for it…. removing the system’s password protection.
“When I found out that information was exposed to the public, I wasn’t real happy about that,” [Property Assessor George] Rooker said.
Rooker says 68 flood victims accidentally had documents posted on-line. In three cases, the breach was serious, he said.