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"But, I'm very careful with my personal information."

Well, YOU may be.   But, here's an indication of what you are up against in your fight to protect your personal information.   The message below was posted on a Google newsgroup

Please note:   In this case, even if you completely trusted your Certified Public Accountant (CPA), can you ever be certain about who your CPA uses to fix his or her computers?!   Or, who works in your mortgage broker's office?   Or, the cleaning service that comes in at night to clean the office of your real estate agent?

  Fri, Oct 29 2004 2:52 pm

Subject: I have a question! Some please help need money fast

I have my own computer repair business, and a couple of weeks ago I fixed a computer for a CPA if anyone knows what that is then you will also know that what I have is worth a great deal of money to the right people.

I have a clone of of the hard drive that is bootable, I mean perfect. On this hard drive is 700 clean never used names, address's bank info and of course cc numbers, 1.89 gigs worth.

I am not new to use net so anyone interested in this hard drive will in fact be put through the third dagree, as I don't need to end up in jail have afamily to think about.

I am not a newbie so don't try to [CENSORED] me. The drive is not kept in my house either ( in case feds r watching) The price for this hard drive starts at $20 grand, yup you heard me right I also know what the information is worth to those who know these things.

Treat me right and you will be treated right if interested tell me how to contact you. and we will go from there.

The drive contains the names of people all over the us, I said he was a cpa.

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