Strathfield customers fume over debit card details dumped

Customers who shopped at an Albury, Victoria branch of Strathfield have expressed their outrage after their debit card and credit card details were found in a dumpster.

The Border Mail reports that the employees threw out a folder containing personal details of more than sixty customers during a store relocation.

After they were found by a local person disposing of rubbish, numerous customers have expressed their shock and anger at the company.

"It’s disturbing how flimsy they are with people’s important details. I live by myself, I’m 21 years old and anyone could have found me," said Bridgett Leddin, whose debit card, driving licence and health insurance details were contained in the folder.

She vowed never to shop at the consumer electronics store again.

Meanwhile, police inspector John Wadsworth reminded companies of their responsibility to protect private information provided by their customers and urged them to make sure sensitive documents were shredded before being thrown out.

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