With identity theft being such a big threat these days, it’s important that you take every precaution possible to make sure you are not a victim. 99% of cases I hear about lead directly back to the person and their stupidity.
Many stores and restaurants print out your full credit card number on the receipt. Do you just toss these in the trash when you get home?
Not me. I keep my shredder in the kitchen near the trash can and put any and everything through it: store receipts, credit card offers that come in the mail, voided checks, etc.
It amazes me how people can be so careless with their personal information. I have seen people just rip a receipt in half then trash it… yeah, your only hope is the thief can’t figure out how to put two pieces of paper together and get your credit card number. Even worse, I have found countless receipts just laying on the floor around campus, full name, card number and expiration date included. People this careless almost deserve what they sometimes get!
Do you use a shredder or some other means to destroy your personal information?