With copies of tax documents being made in massive numbers as the deadline grows nearer, we have something new to worry about.

My daughter a.k.a (Quembel) passed this one on to me from the AP (courtesy of CNN):

Consumers are bombarded with warnings about identity theft. Publicized threats range from mailbox thieves and lost laptops to the higher-tech methods of e-mail scams and corporate data invasions.

Now, experts are warning that photocopiers could be a culprit as well.

That’s because most digital copiers manufactured in the past five years have disk drives — the same kind of data-storage mechanism found in computers — to reproduce documents.

AP story, here.

I’ll quote my friend “Dissent” at PogowasRight on this one – “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

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