- Posted by Bob
- On March 4, 2015
By now, most people generally understand the need to shred important papers. The issue of identity/data theft is so widely discussed, that it’s hard to imagine anyone just throwing important documents into the trash.
Unfortunately however, people continue to throw out dozens of important documents and paper work. This lack of attention and care on part of these people results in thousands of scams and incidents of fraud that cause unnecessary stress to all parties involved.
Here is a list of documents that people often fail to shred and dispose of with care. Needless to say, you do not want any of the items listed below to fall in the wrong hands:
- Old tax returns: As a general rule, you should save your tax returns in case you get audited. But tax returns older than five years can be shredded.
- Bank statements: Those contain your balance and account number.
- Credit card offers: We often get credit card upgrade offers in the mail. Unless you plan on taking up a new card, you should destroy the offers right away.
- Old checks: These contain your address and personal information.
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