Lifetime Fitness Club Chain Exposes Customers to Identity Theft
The Texas state Attorney General has taken legal action
against the Dallas area Lifetime Fitness chain locations
for improperly discarding customer records in easily
accessible trash cans behind the businesses in violation
of two state laws which requires proper destruction of
clients' sensitive personal information.
As reported by the Austin Business Journal:
According to investigators, the information that was
discarded contained names, addressed, social security
numbers and credit card information, as well as the
date of birth of several children.
"Texans expect their personal information to
We agree with the Texas Attorney General as this
is not the first time a company has carelessly dumped
personal information for anyone to harvest.
So, our tip for today is for anyone living in the Dallas, Tx
area who may have provided their sensitive personal
or bank transfer information to Lifetime Fitness.
Contact the firm immediately to confirm your personal
information was not part of those customers who's
data was trashed and as a result exposed to potential