Goldmine for information:
Car dealerships handle almost every piece of information needed to steal an identity, including driver’s licenses, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers. Stolen identities are often used to obtain false lines of credit and access accounts to steal cash, among other crimes.
Not all digital:
Paper documents, such as financial statements and loan applications, leasing contracts, purchase agreements and credit reports, are still an important part of a car dealership's business.
Easy access to the workplace:
Auto dealership showrooms are open to the public so identity thieves have an easy way to get inside. A cluttered workplace and messy desks make it even easier for a fraudster to simply walk by and steal data.