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Kentucky company making money off Georgia motorists

A private company that sells vehicle accident reports for $11 each to Georgians is making roughly $1 million a year off information that can by law be made available to drivers for less than a dollar.

Each day, police officers statewide direct hundreds of drivers involved in wrecks to a website, Buycrash.com, that belongs to a Kentucky company, Appriss Inc. The officers don’t tell motorists they can get the accident reports, needed for insurance and legal purposes, from local police agencies at little or no cost. Nor is the public likely aware that the addresses and driver’s license numbers included in the reports — personal information that could be valuable to identity thieves — is left largely unprotected.

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