Never Trust A Copier.

Industry Observer with No Longer Processing Mortgages. MLO #293441 expired

Greg Nino from the Houston, TX area has posted a good blog about the problems we could run into in getting rid of old printers/copiers.  Please watch the CBS clip below.  Then if you want information on how to fix that problem, when you are ready to get rid of that old piece of machinery, you can click here:

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Comments (8)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Steven, after watching your video, it seems that our privacy is basically gone with all of the government agencys that get new machines every year and let the old ones go to whoever is smart enough to go collect the data.

Jan 08, 2013 02:43 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I have blogged on this topic many time, so thank you for doing it as well. These copiers, scanners, printers and fax machines can be a powder keg of information that needs to be protect and most people are totally oblivious to it.

Jan 08, 2013 11:50 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Bob -- yes, it is interesting that the same government that legislates very strict personal privacy practices for so many of us (real estate, mortgage, health care, etc.) -- doesn't require their own people to be as careful!

Joe -- thank you for your kind comments and support.

Jan 09, 2013 02:03 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Steven, I added this video to my Facebook page....scary!!

Jan 12, 2013 12:43 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Rebecca -- thank you for helping spread the word, so that people can start questioning those companies they do business with, as to how they get rid of their copiers/printers.   Maybe sending them email, when we receive "privacy notice" each year might get some more companies paying attention to this (don't know how will get government at every level to clear it.)

Jan 12, 2013 02:43 PM
Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Steven:  This is pretty serious stuff.  I had no idea a copier was capable of saving this kind of information.  Uh oh!

Jan 13, 2013 02:25 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Carolyn -- that why we are trying to get this infomation out to as many people as possible -- most brokers probably are not aware.

Jan 13, 2013 03:22 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Steven, that is really scary and I had no idea even though I consider myself somewhat tec savvy.

Jan 21, 2013 06:20 AM