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Find The Boots

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Identify Theft

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I think we all know the basics about not leaving magazines around, not writing passwords on post-it notes (oops!), etc, etc. But I found this great article about the relative danger of particular pieces of information:

Now, none of that is going to help if the thief can spoof the magazine subscription guys out of your home information plus the last four digits of your social plus changing your email address - which is what happened to a friend of mine.

Can you imagine being on a business trip to Prague and having to cancel all your credit cards and then come home to the US and being arrested at immigration control? True story about identity theft. Let's be careful out there....

   

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