A disturbing CBS News Report link was recently sent to me by a family member.  The report describes the dangers to you and your confidential information which is being stored in copy machines since about 2002.

Whenever a document containing your information was placed on these newer digital machines to be copied or faxed it is now on the hard-drive! Your photograph and social security number, as well as other sensitive data, may have been placed in a leased machine which is no longer under the control of your employer, doctor or health insurance company.

Due to the financial crisis of the last few years, many companies have closed their doors or sold some of their equipment. Regardless of the reason, large numbers of previously used digital copy machines are now being sold-off cheaply which have hard-drive storage. Where will it end-up — page after page of your data on the hard-drive can easily be printed and distributed.

I encourage everyone to view the short video to learn more:

CBS News video

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