Justice Department Finds Company Guilty of Selling Household Data

Millions of households were included in over 100 personal data lists sold to fraud perpetrators.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that two former employees of Epsilon Data Management were found guilty of distributing information on millions of Americans to defraud them. Robert Reger, a senior executive, and David Lytle, a sales manager, partnered with perpetrators of fraud schemes, selling hundreds of data lists to predict who would be more “responsive” to scam letters promising cash prizes or astrologically foretold wealth.

“Defrauding elderly and vulnerable consumers will not be tolerated in the State of Colorado,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan for the District of Colorado. “This case is an example of the responsibility both executives and companies hold when it comes to gathering and selling personal data, and I hope other companies take note of the serious outcomes of this case.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the attorney general and U.S. attorneys as they seek to shield Americans from fraud and financial scams.
  • For wisdom for DOJ officials as they hold perpetrators accountable for the illegal sale of personal data.

Sources: Department of Justice


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