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Chapter 2. PRIVACY AT HOME > IDENTITY THEFT

IDENTITY THEFT

Foil Mailbox Miscreants

The Annoyance:

My mailbox is bursting with offers for pre-approved credit cards and home equity loans. I'm worried somebody might get to my mail before I do and steal these offers.

The Fix:

You should be. Your mailbox is a prime target for identity thieves, and any mail containing sensitive information—like credit card offers, bills, receipts—could be used by a thief to create new accounts in your name.


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