What is Dumpster-Diving?
Dumpster diving is a practice in many countries where challenged and/or otherwise type of people look into the trash out of curiosity for usable items. Poor people look out for food and other people try to see if any valuable usable items are available. Check out full wiki story here.
Scammers/Credit Thieves use Dumpster Diving
- Throwing away your bank or or confidential information without proper shredding of the same may get it landed onto the hands of a credit thief.
- The recent Enthiran movie (Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telegu) showed the ill-effects of dumpster diving. Having been totally dissatisfied with his robot, Dr. Vasee dismantles and throws away the robot into a landfill dumpyard. The product still has active battery with its neural schema fully functional and intact. This lands into the hands of his maligned guide (Dr. Bora) who thieves the neural schema diverting it to to make illegal robotic kits for the terrorists.
It is always better to shred the confidential items before the same is discarded considering the heightened security perils prevailing in the ambience.