Personal Information on Mail Company Documents Found in Public Trash

Posted: Updated: Feb 06, 2018 11:50 PM

ELSA – An investigation is underway to determine how pages of personal information wound up in a public trash can in Edinburg.

The Elsa woman who found the documents contacted CHANNEL 5 NEWS after making the discovery.

She’s no stranger to identity theft. Her information was used by someone more than a decade ago, but the effects still linger.

On Tuesday, she visited the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew her license plate tags.

The DMV employee told her she has an unpaid ticket in Louisiana, however, she's never visited or been in that state.  It turns out it was another case of someone using her information.

After leaving the offices she visited a local gas station where she found several pages of documents with personal information including names, addresses and phone numbers.

The documents appeared to belong to FedEx.

"It makes me so mad because now every time I order something I'm going to ask what company will be delivering," said the Elsa woman.

The identity theft victim wants these major companies to properly dispose of personal information so others don't have to live similar situations.

FedEx provided CHANNEL 5 NEWS with a statement.

"FedEx Ground expects its service providers and their employees to treat customer information with the appropriate level of security."

The company said they are reviewing the case and will address the situation as quickly as possible.

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