Winnipeg the latest scene of improperly sent medical records

In the latest case of medical records being faxed to the wrong location, today’s news is that a Winnipeg woman’s fax machine has been receiving medical records for the past year.

As is typical of situations like these, faxes arriving at the woman’s fax machine about Continue reading “Winnipeg the latest scene of improperly sent medical records”

Could fax be the smoking gun for voter fraud in a Sydney subrub?

The deputy mayor of Auburn (a suburb of Sydney, Australia) is under investigation for voter fraud after a stream of voter registration faxes arrived from the same fax number.

According to local police, 37 faxes for voter registration were submitted, many with similar handwriting and signatures that did not match existing records. 57 online enrollments were also Continue reading “Could fax be the smoking gun for voter fraud in a Sydney subrub?”

Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade

For the last decade, a spa in Bedford, Nova Scotia has been receiving faxes destined for the local mental health centre.

The spa’s fax number is one number off from the number intended to be dialed.

Despite numerous memos from the local health authority, the spa Continue reading “Nova Scotia spa has been receiving mental health records for over a decade”

Fax misuse responsible for murder suspect going free

In a case of forgotten toner, it appears that French court has allowed a murder suspect to go free because the hearing did not take place within a 20 day time period.

The cause? a fax machine that had run out of toner – it was so old a replacement couldn’t be found.

The fax had been sent but it was never seen by Continue reading “Fax misuse responsible for murder suspect going free”

Electronic records, not a standalone fax machine responsible for misdialled Saskatchewan health records

Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner Gary Dickson recently released a report on health information on over 1,000 patients in Saskatchewan being sent to wrong or old fax numbers.

This time, it appears to be the electronic faxing feature of electronic fax records, as opposed to a Continue reading “Electronic records, not a standalone fax machine responsible for misdialled Saskatchewan health records”

27 Junk Faxes Could Cost $432,000,

Interesting FCC documents recently filed showing the process of the FEC going after a junk fax broadcaster, the FCC is currently attempting to find a software training company liable of sending 27 junk faxes to advertise its business, in an unrelated but similar situation, they are also doing the same for an employee benefits group for 97 junk faxes.

The cost? the FEC is currently looking for $432,000, or Continue reading “27 Junk Faxes Could Cost $432,000,”

Wells Fargo Wires Scammer $2.1 Million (or, why you should never post signatures on a website)

Through a series of fraudulent faxes, it appears that Wells Fargo has been scammed out of $2.1 Million by wiring money to a Hong Kong bank.

From documents released, it appears that money was wired from a Catholic Healthcare West account at Wells Fargo to a “Tektil Trading UK Limited” in Hong Kong.Wells Fargo Bank

The interesting thing about Continue reading “Wells Fargo Wires Scammer $2.1 Million (or, why you should never post signatures on a website)”

Confidential Health Records Accidentally Sent to Lely, Florida Couple

As quoted from WINK News in Napels, Florida, Deborah Foley and Paul Lietz got a new phone line, and with it a number that was frequently misquoted by the David Lawrence Health Centre in Naples.Florida Map

At first they contacted the health center and Continue reading “Confidential Health Records Accidentally Sent to Lely, Florida Couple”