Your Personal Information Found In The Trash

Marshall Zelinger reports:

COLORADO SPRINGS – Your personal information is available for anyone to get their hands on. Customers at a now-closed Hollywood Video near South Academy and Chelton Road may have their personal information just sitting in the trash outside the building. NEWSCHANNEL 13 found piles of trash with names, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates and driver’s license numbers. We also found receipts with partial credit card numbers. We did not find any documents with 16-digit credit card numbers and we did not find any social security information.

“That should have been shredded. That should have been shredded just like any other information,” said victim Ricki Morris. “Just because it doesn’t have a credit card or a check number up on there, that should still be shredded.”


According to state law, it’s illegal to improperly dispose of personal information, including social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and credit card information. However, there is no penalty for violating this law.

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