Identity theft

@Sunset50 (1397)
United States
August 31, 2006 11:50am CST
I watched a show on television about identity theft. The announcer said to go get your wallet and see what others could find out about you. I got mine and opened it. In the bill compartment I realized I had deposited part of my check in the bank and had left the bills I kept in the bank envelope including the receipt which had my bank account on it. Have you checked your wallet lately? What could people find out about you if you lost it? Are there ways you protect yourself from identity theft? If so, share them please.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
I don't carry a wallet, because I'm prone to losing them, and learned the hard way what people can know about you from a lost wallet (nodding). It's scary how we have all become a bunch of numbers in a system somewhere.
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@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I think we just think it will never happen to us and are careless.
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@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Wow. If someone stole my purse they would get lots of things. I have mine and all my kids S.S. cards in there, my drivers lisence, my debit card, and check book. There is lots of info in there that I guess I never thought about. Maybe I better be making some changes in my purse.
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@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Same here, thanks for posting.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
22 Feb 07
There are ways to at least help protect yourself against identity theft besides keeping your wallet safe. So many times I see people do things without thinking about it. Any time you fill out an application, especially in real life, anyone can see it and copy from it. This includes not only for a job but also to rent videos, to get a credit card etc. I know many places ask you for your social security card number and people will just rattle it off and others will do it back loud enough for anyone to hear. All it takes is one person to hear it and they could have it. You have to remember to keep things where people can't see them or hear them. It doesn't take much for them to be able to access your information.
@gatorgrl (42)
• United States
10 Feb 07
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