Copy Machines: A Target For Identity Thieves

Just about every business in the United States has at least one copy machine that's used on a day-to-day basis. However, few, if any, are aware the copy machines store every document ever scanned, printed, and faxed on hard drives within the machinery. Once the company disposes of the copy machine, that hard drive becomes a target for identity thieves.

Just about every business in the United States has at least one copy machine that's used on a day-to-day basis. However, few, if any, are aware the copy machines store every document ever scanned, printed, and faxed on hard drives within the machinery. Once the company disposes of the copy machine, that hard drive becomes a target for identity thieves. The thieves can use the drive to pilfer for social security numbers, birth certificates, medical records, and more.


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