Dumpster Dive Nets Personal Information from Metro Dallas Tax Preparation Office

2019, Breaches, January

Who: Liberty Tax Alta Mesa

What was affected: Bank account information, social security numbers, addresses, and drivers license numbers.

When it happened: January 2019

How it happened: A woman in Mansfield got a call from a man who said he found her personal information in a dumpster. The documents were found in a Mansfield industrial office complex about ten miles from the Liberty Tax Alta Mesa office in Fort Worth where they were filed.

Outcome: The owner of the franchise said authorities are investigating the dumping and theft of the files. They are also questioning current and former employees. Liberty Tax officials told CBS 11, all affected customers are being contacted about the security breach and identity protection will be offered to all.