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Dealership Dumpster's Full of Personal Information

"This is rather shocking but I guarantee you that we will have the problem corrected before you leave," said Dean Sather "This is rather shocking but I guarantee you that we will have the problem corrected before you leave," said Dean Sather

Your personal identification information may be in a local dumpster tonight. Vulnerable to thieves.

In just a matter on minutes I was able to find everything from social security numbers to photocopies of drivers licenses. Everything crooks need to become you.

It is illegal for a dealership to toss out your personal information. Out of the eight car dealership dumpster's we scavenged through...we only found private information in two... Pollard used cars and Saturn of Amarillo... Which are owned by the same company.

When we showed management, they said this should have never been a problem since they have paper shredders in every office.

Dean Sather says, "That's rather shocking. Unless its a new employee, everyone understands the law, and the graham leech billy law, so there shouldn't be anything found in any dumpster so this is rather shocking but I guarantee you that we will have the problem corrected before you leave."

To the people who's information was found.. No explanation is good enough to make the situation right.

Tony Kayser says, "I'm really angry. There definitely needs to be a lot more responsibility taken."

Farron Price says, "It's unbelievable. I mean this just shows that it is total disregard for my confidential information."

Experts say keep track of your personal information... And if you do fill out a credit application make sure you know what happens to it...or better yet watch the company shred it before you leave.

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