ChoicePoint Sold Info To Scammers In The Past Without Disclosing

from the live-and-don't-learn... dept

Since ChoicePoint has been getting tons of attention for handing out personal info to a bunch of scammers without actually checking their backgrounds, the company has been pleading with the public that they've learned their lesson and will be changing their policies. However, the news is coming out today that ChoicePoint was caught doing the exact same thing a few years ago -- leading to a number of identity theft problems. Apparently ChoicePoint didn't learn their lesson that time. The difference between then and now? California's law forced ChoicePoint to reveal how they screwed up -- leading to all of this media attention. When it happened in 2002, no one found out about it. If you were at risk, even though you did nothing at all to put yourself there, it was your own problem to discover it. Either way, it seems like those whose info got out this time can make a pretty credible case that ChoicePoint should have been better prepared for this sort of scam after it had already happened to them before.

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  1. identicon
    rich siegel, Mar 2nd, 2005 @ 4:05pm

    Nigerian scammers

    I, for one, am not about to put up with Nigerian Scammers.
    Check out my book Tuesdays with Mantu, My Adventures With a Nigerian Con Artist on

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 2nd, 2005 @ 6:54pm

    Re: Nigerian scammers

    I do not find your link relevant to the story.

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  3. identicon
    rich siegel, Mar 4th, 2005 @ 4:56pm

    Re: Nigerian scammers

    You don't have to find relevant. You have to find it funny. I'm trying to sell some books.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 12th, 2005 @ 4:22am

    Re: Nigerian scammers

    its called blog spamming

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