Client data from mortgage broker found in trash
By JEFF OVERLEY
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTERLINK: Personal information belongs to scores of Seaview Financial customers
NEWPORT BEACH – Folders with personal information for numerous clients of a local mortgage broker sat for days at a public recycling site, overflowing from the tops of several bins in an apparently glaring identity theft risk.
The files contained bank account statements, completed tax forms, credit reports and Social Security numbers, among other information, and most if not all had one broker in common – Seaview Financial of Corona del Mar.
Seaview’s offices were vacant Monday; it moved out of its East Coast Highway office building last week, according to tenants and the property owner.Photo slide show: