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Movie Gallery Inc., Empire Equity Group, and Home Finance Mortgage Inc.

Greensboro, NC: (Feb-08-07) The state of North Carolina filed suit against three businesses for illegally disposing of files containing personal customer information including credit card and social security details, thereby putting them at risk for identity theft. The lawsuit was filed after neighboring businesses reported seeing a large number of the Movie Gallery store's files in its trash container. Movie Gallery has agreed to pay $50,000 to the state, while Empire Equity Group and one of its former managers will pay $12,500. Home Finance Mortgage and its owners will pay $3,000. The three companies are also required to notify consumers whose information may have been put at risk. [WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL: MOVIE GALLERY CUSTOMER INFORMATION]

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Published on Feb-16-07


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