WARNING! DIGITAL COPIERS MAY COMPROMISE YOUR PRIVACY

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May 5, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Many people are not aware that documents copied on a digital copier are stored in the unit’s hard drive. This includes items that you have copied, scanned, printed or faxed. Unless the hard drive is scrubbed, thousands of your documents could wind up in the hands of unscrupulous people when you dispose of a digital copying machine.

 

Thanks to the La Mesa and Santee Chambers of Commerce for forwarding this information as a caution to anyone who owns or leases a digital copier—or has sold, returned, or lost possession of one. Unwary owners could wind up victims of identify theft, extortion, or embarassment -- unless you take steps to protect your personal information.

 

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http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6412572n