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8 Things You Should Shred Right Now

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:31 PM
From MainStreet.com via Yahoo! Finance
According to financial services consulting firm Javelin Strategies and Research, identity theft affects 11 million people a year, at a cost of $54 billion.

If you don't want to become a statistic, a good place to start is to get a shredder.

Shredding documents isn't just for accounting firms and people with something to hide — every day working Americans have houses full of documents containing potentially compromising information, from Social Security numbers to bank account information.

To dispose of them, security experts recommend getting a good cross-cut shredder (which makes your documents into confetti, as opposed to the long strips that a determined thief could reconstruct)....

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WhataBummerWhataBummer413 posts since
Oct 15, 2010
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1. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 4:23 PM
If you don't have a shredder or you have a lot of documents to shred, you might want to keep an eye out for a "free shred day" at your local credit union or bank. I described my experience at a free shred day in this July blog post.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
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