RadioShack selling your personal information?

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Your most private information could soon be sold secretly to the highest bidder. Information like your name, address, and phone number.

It’s reportedly a new move by RadioShack to bring in some extra revenue as it goes through bankruptcy.

“I think it is wrong for them to take my information and auction it off or sell it to anybody,” said Carol Carrico.

RadioShack filed for bankruptcy in February and now, reports say the company is selling customer information to pay off creditors.

“It is not right at all, that is privileged information, it is private,” said customer Peter Cahill.

WINK News found out attorneys general of several states have objected to this because it violates RadioShacks privacy promise to customers.

WINK News found that promise on RadioShacks’ website which says they “will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time.”

“Your personal information is the biggest asset businesses own in this digital age,” said identity theft expert Carrie Kerskie.

Kersky tells WINK News companies have done this for a long time, but usually in secrecy. She says if you shopped at RadioShack, there’s not much you can do to stop your information from being sold.

“All these businesses everywhere you go are asking for your sensitive information, but you don’t have to give it up. Ask them if it is required for the transaction, and if it’s not don’t give it to them,” said Kerskie.

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