"...court documents show a State Department employee provided personal information from passport applications for use in a credit-card fraud scheme..."
"...the fraud ring submitted credit-card applications using the names and "identifying information" of the persons listed on the passport applications, and that a postal service employee then would intercept the cards before they were delivered to the appropriate residences.
Passport application data includes details such as a person's date and place of birth, e-mail address, mailing address, Social Security number, former names and travel plans..."
Just wait until they have their hands on all our healthcare information. Scares the crap out of me! I was planning to apply for a renewed passport but now I'm not so sure. Sheesh.