Shopping: Layaway tag tells too much
July 3, 2008 · Updated 9:38 PM
Your readers may be interested to know that papers with names, telephone numbers, and Social Security numbers are being used as layaway tags at the Navy Exchange. Today I picked up a layaway. My last name was on the front of a paper that was attached to my bag. On the back of that same piece of paper, there is a list of seven different names, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. My husband call a few individuals that are on this list, and we found out that the numbers are legitimate. (We hope that others will voice their concerns).
I'm all for recycling. However, I believe papers with personal information such as Social Security numbers should be destroyed. I would support an increase of the $3 layaway fee if it is necessary, so that plain paper can be used for tagging merchandise put on layaway.
Sondra A. Mims