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Old 08-06-2019, 09:04 PM
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A good reminder of the reason on why you should never throw personal financial/credit card offer letters...out in your trash.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:37 PM
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Yes, whenever I hear about shredding day in TV I keep wondering what’s that about? Shredders are cheap and available from Staples.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:46 PM
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Yes, whenever I hear about shredding day in TV I keep wondering what’s that about? Shredders are cheap and available from Staples.

It can be a pain keeping up with it at home...but well worth it.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:52 PM
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I put my recyclables and one trash bag out last night around 9:30 pm and when I went out at 5:30 am to walk the dog the trash bag was gone. Oddly enough, none of my neighbors in my 3 street villa neighborhood had their trash bags taken. I hope the thief enjoyed rummaging through those doggie poop bags! Another reminder to shred.
I can think of at least two reasons garbage bags are taken. One, a hired private investigator is looking for information. Two, people need bottle recycling money.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:57 PM
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I can think of at least two reasons garbage bags are taken. One, a hired private investigator is looking for information. Two, people need bottle recycling money.
Three: People are looking for personal info to steal identities and apply for credit cards/loans.
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Three: People are looking for personal info to steal identities and apply for credit cards/loans.

Bingo! You are so very right.

I shred envelopes even when they don't have my name or address on them.
I don't want to give anyone a clue to anything when a company's return name and address is on the envelope and it's in with the rest of my trash.

The bad guys aren't stupid anymore. They know how to put 2 and 2 together and the rest of the information they want is readily available on the Internet.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:57 AM
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Three: People are looking for personal info to steal identities and apply for credit cards/loans.
Amen to that.

A few years ago I watched an interview of a woman that was a victim of ID theft. She was in her 40s. This woman’s life had been turned upside down for the past 15 years. Credit cards in her name, loans in her name and a mortgage in her name. The police did very little because it’s not high on their priority list. They would help her when “they have time.” After countless trips to court to stop the debt collectors calling her 24/7 the judge finally told this victim she had only one option, legally change her name. And that is what she did. People convicted of identity theft need to spend a few decades in jail.

I’ve been using a shredder for many years, I think I’m on my 3rd or 4th machine.

When in doubt: shred, shred, shred.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:18 AM
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Yes, whenever I hear about shredding day in TV I keep wondering what’s that about? Shredders are cheap and available from Staples.
We have a shredder, but I REALLY like those cross-cut shredders. May get one when our current one dies.
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I can think of at least two reasons garbage bags are taken. One, a hired private investigator is looking for information. Two, people need bottle recycling money.
Where can you sell bottles?
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:59 AM
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I use the shredder as often as a garburator practically. First I had a small one, what a pain it was; paper got stuck, it overheated etc. Then I got a slightly larger one, it was a bit better could do envelopes and up to 10 papers without overheating. Finally, I got a commercial grade but cheap one. This one cross sheds does magazines that come in your mail, credit cards etc. I love it. As a teacher I used to shred drafts of report cards and my students’ information, now I can’t live without a shredder at home.
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