Never trust a photo copier

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    saw this video and found it a little disturbing. It is over a year old but it still has to be a problem and something that you should have to keep in mind next time a business needs to copy your credentials or personal information.

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    That's amazing...
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    Scary
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    Someone, somewhere is looking at a copy of my butt. huh-huh.
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    All that hair will make it look like a bad fax. You're safe!;)
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    holy shitskie

    I have 2 old copiers sitting in my storage unit that I bought for my restaurants from a used copier place- no telling what I may find if I were to pull the hard drive as I have no idea where they were used prior to my purchase
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    call your local news station, maybe they will tear them out and search them for a story. I know that I have scanned all kinds of tax records and credit card statements on a machine that went back from lease about a year ago. Guess somebody has enough on me to take over my identity no problem
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    It's time to take the hard drive out and see what you got, Bill. I'm sure office party copies are fun to watch..
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    I saw that piece on CBS a long time ago when it originally ran. Had the same reaction as most in here are expressing--stunned and scary. After watching that video way back then, I have been on the lookout to see if any other reports or documentary pieces come out about this 'problem'....and needless to say, I have yet to see any other news report about this. Simply put--this was THE ONLY report to date concerning this--at least as far as I have found. Which that itself is disturbing enough. It's almost as if no one really cares about the potential for this kind of thing to create major problems.

    This kind of thing is only going to get worse with technology growing exponentially. Same principle as when you sell a used computer--ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wipe your hard drive totally clean if you plan to sell a PC or laptop....or even better, remove the damn thing and destroy it. Too much info 'stored' in far too many places to let things go unnoticed. Biggest difference IMO, is that with your own PC or device you have control over the situation. With a copier as mentioned in this video....a doctor's office for example, or govt agency, or whoever--you have NO control over trying to protect yourself. Once they scan those images, they are in THEIR machine and it is up to them to take measures to clean them out. Unlikely they will. This is a big, big potential problem looming for everyone.
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    it is scary, isn't it? makes me want to make my own copies of stuff at home, bring the copy, and the original, so they can view the original and make sure it's identical to the copy.
    identity thieves are about the scariest thing out there. because they're so devious.
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    Video surveillance of the deed:

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