The revelation that a number of companies that purchase structured settlement payment rights from American consumers who sell existing structured settlements scour court records throughout the country, as a means for sales lead generation, places the validity of privacy statements of the purchasers and cash now brokers in to question.
It is so easy for anyone to go to the website of the Superior Court in Orange County California, for example, and for a small fee, obtain private and possibly protected information* about an American consumer that is available because the person has gone through a court approval process and the proceedings and documents are a matter of public record. This information is available 24/7.
For example, "I understand that if I sell my structured settlement payment rights to settlement purchaser that my name and this transaction are a matter of public record".
At the very least, this issue warrants an in-depth examination by the National Association of Settlement Purchasers.