If you had what seems to be proof of one of their employees running a side business selling information illegally (information that legally belonged to him but he was restricted from reselling … and not information about his clients or company) … and collecting payments through a paypal account that is linked to his work email address?
Should I just dig up a number for their HR department? Should I cc NPR (they are a big sponsor of NPR) to the ‘story’ or just say I am to make sure this SOB gets fired (I don’t want someone reponsible for the well being of my retirement funds, even in a tangent support role running an illegal business on the side) …
There’s not enough information about what he’s illegally doing. Depending on what that is, I’d either report him to law enforcement, report him to his company’s HR department, or not report him to anyone.
Please, please, PLEASE blow the whistle on this guy. (Assuming you have reasonable evidence.) Personal information should be protected - this is the reason we have so many laws and rules governing it. If the information is financial in nature, it is even more important that the appropriate parties be notified.
But more details would be very welcome - can you elaborate on what kind of info he’s selling and/or what evidence you have?
Also, other organizations that may (or may not) be appropriate to contact:
The Securities and Exchange Commission
The American Civil Liberties Union
Consumer’s Union (owners of Consumer Reports)
he posted on a common “message board for sale” website a “for sale”. Pay pal him (to his work address) x amount of money and what information you want (not related to his work/job/company) and he’ll send you the information back via email.
Kind of like if I went and got a classmates.com gold membership and started looking up data for folks for profit … my agreement with classmates discorages if not prohibits it.
The service he was reselling does not permit the reselling of this information - there is a reason they charge people to use it for themselves only.
If it’s something simple like Carfax or Consumer’s Reports data, then it’s none of your business. It sounds like you have an axe to grind, so you’re looking for petty ways to strike back.
Hrm, so it sound more like add his company to the list of companies I’ll decline to trust my money to.
I wonder if this is left over concern from a financial institution firing a friend of mine for inadvertantly bouncing a check?
So as I understand it, the work offense this guy is commiting is using company property (email, computers, etc.) to run a side business. Other offenses may include selling information gained through a paid subscription service in violation of that service’s TOS or user agreement.
If the above is true I would be more inclined to report him to the subscription service.