Thursday, November 7, 2013

Goodwill Sold Donor Identification and Personal Information

[From article]
[Channel] 13 Investigates purchased valid debit cards and credit cards, medical histories, prescription records, pay stubs, immigration papers, car titles, legal documents, leases, bills, family photos, tax returns, mortgage statements, student loan applications, employees drug test results, checking account statements, job applications, college transcripts, IRA and 401K statements and living wills. The thousands of pages of personal information donated to Goodwill – then sold by Goodwill – filled three boxes and included hundreds of social security numbers.
All of the paperwork was mixed in with other donated items in Goodwill's outlet sales bins, and it was all available for public purchase – no questions asked.

Goodwill caught selling donors' personal information
Updated: Nov 05, 2013 12:28 AM EST
Bob Segall/13 Investigates

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