Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I don't think like a crook so I don't have a clue Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

Jun 13, 2019 06:40 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

This is one I wouldn't worry about - no debt collection company has ever had my information! 

Jun 13, 2019 09:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So the russians are into the debt collection business now too. 

Jun 13, 2019 07:12 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Identity theft doesn't care whether you're in debt collection. AND an investor could use the data to start a phishing campaign 

Jun 14, 2019 05:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not something I have time to think about. We monitor our personal records very carefully and beyond that it's not in our control. And have never had anything to do with a debt collection company.

Jun 14, 2019 04:10 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

They could sell that info to investors that are looking to purchase what they are behind on.  (I am thinking homes or land)

Wild guess............

Jun 13, 2019 07:30 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

That is not good at all.

Jun 14, 2019 09:04 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Account numbers would be my first guess leading to credit fraud and so on.

Jun 14, 2019 07:42 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

The possibilities could be endless but that's all I will say...don't want to give the bad guys any ideas.

Jun 13, 2019 08:45 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Not good, OK, tell us, what we can do?

Jun 14, 2019 10:12 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh Crap, You know I am opposed to thinking.  Why do you always insist that we think?

Let me count the ways ..... the uses are endless. Like Debe Maxwell, CRS - I am not concerned ... my information is NOT in those databases. 

Jun 14, 2019 08:15 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

The info could be used by scammers who are calling debtors demanding payment that goes in their pockets and not to retire the debt. 

Jun 14, 2019 05:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope your data is not at risk.

Jun 14, 2019 05:20 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm sure I don't care as there are those that get to deal with things like that and I'm not one of them, I get paid to deliver the goods and close escrows, so that's where I'm focused.

Jun 13, 2019 11:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

By the criminal world, any breach can be used for profit.

There will likely be socials in the breach, but most importantly debtors and who they owe money to.  Easy to use that for nefarious purposes (I've removed my first thought from here for safety of others).

 

A Realtor could market pre-foreclosure data to them.

Jun 14, 2019 09:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Supposing we knew everything about everybody? What then? What I object to is predator-prey tactics using peoples own information on/against them....

Jun 14, 2019 06:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not on my "to do" list. The hackers are out there, get used to it!

Jun 14, 2019 05:28 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Glad I won't be part of that breach! 

Jul 03, 2019 04:47 PM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Who ever knows why they do what they do?

Jun 16, 2019 12:35 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The hackers can probably sell such a trove of personal information on the black market for a pretty penny.

Jun 14, 2019 04:23 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 thanks for the warning.

Jun 14, 2019 03:43 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

The possibilities are endless. I can’t even imagine things the criminals will come up with to extort, blackmail, or just plain steal from others. 

Jun 14, 2019 03:21 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Well it's likely they have no money to steal. You could take their identity but you probably won't be able to get a credit card with it. Maybe use their identity to bring in illegals. 

Jun 14, 2019 01:56 PM