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    what do you suggest... (you won't believe the stupidity)

    yesterday i found a thrown-out computer on the street... i just plugged in the hd into my system and found **** load of doc's on it from

    South Jamaica Services For Families & Children, Inc.
    106-10 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
    tel: (718) 805-6495 fax: (718) 805-0216

    just a quick look and i estimate around 500 SS numbers in various applications and letters... i can't believe this how they handle information of others. should i notify someone about this.. the system was in front of a private apartment block so this person took "work" home and then trew it out for everyone to see

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    Play see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Wipe the hd and pretend you never saw the info.
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    make that SS#' amount around 2 times more .... i just realize that all the account #'s in one of the folders are SS#'s w/out dashes among the series of digits.

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    Exactly...do a government wipe on the HD, or even safer, do that, then replace the drive...remove all serial numbers you see that aren't product-specific (like asset tags for most companies).

    I'd replace the HD then scavenge the machine for good parts and trash/burn/nuke the rest.
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    Well...................I guess you are in a bit of a "situation"..............you may have broken the law by picking up the computer?

    If you want, try the purple PM tab..................I can talk to them on your behalf?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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    this is to ICE


    no disrespect, but it could've been my SS just a easily and I it kinda insults me

    ... lot of these "goverment contractors" especially here in NY are really milking the system... at least they should be held responsible

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    Yes, it could've been - and if you feel that adamantly about it, then feel free to contact the company to whom the computer is registered and let them know what's happened. Perhaps the police will believe your 'I found it' story when they come to your home investigating the burglary where it was taken...perhaps they won't.

    [edit] fixed a typo [/edit]
    Even a broken watch is correct twice a day.

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    i think i will contact them

    my girlfriend was w/ me when i saw the computer... it was almost in the avenue but not yet off the curb anyone knows if that's illegal

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    anything on the curb is public property here in the usa, this includes your trash once you take it out (if its on the sidewalk)
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    You could set up a dummy email account just for this purpose and then surface mail them the details of what you found. Then if they wish to contact you they would have to go through the dummy account, and that would provide you with at least one layer of aninomity (sp?).
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