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Worried about ID Theft? No? Why not?

by Tom Marshall,  

Are you worried about – the act of criminals obtaining credit (in other words, running up debts) in your name – debts which you are responsible for and appear on your credit rating?

No?

Really No?

Watch this from the BBC.

Now are you worried?

Think about the stuff you throw away – how much of it has your name, address, bank account number, number (or part of it) on – now think about that reciept from the petrol station – that’s got (part of) your credit card number on it, put it in the same bin as something which just has your address on – and that information that can be put together to identify you.

I’m already in the habit of shredding anything I throw away which has my name, address, or is a receipt. Even just a petrol receipt. If you aren’t – you should get into that habit. Really Quickly.  Read More at http://www.tvotw.co.uk/.

OSA Editorial Comments:

Worried about ID Theft? No? Why not? It’s time to say: “enough is enough” or scream out from the rooftops that We as an Internet family have to band together and force politicians, the Federal Government, and International leaders to make changes in how we treat Cyber Criminals.

FOR MORE INFO.

• ABOUT MAIL THEFT:

U.S. Postal Service: www.usps.com/postalinspectors/mailthft.htm and go here to Get “7? Fraud-Prevention DVDsNo Charge, No S/H, No Strings!

• ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT:

Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: www.privacyrights.org/identity.htm

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