ID Theft Prevention Tool: Crosscut Shredders
When it comes to your identity, you can never really play it too safe. That principle applies in many aspects of identity theft protection, but most especially when it comes to your disposal of personally identifying documents, expired credit cards, and even backup CDs or DVDs that contain personal information. These items contain the keys identity thieves need to unlock your identity and use it to commit fraud.
The first and most obvious thing you can do is to simply file these items away in a locked and safe place in your home. A good rule of thumb is to keep seven years of your records anyway for tax purposes, so you should be keeping quite a bit of these items already. But let’s say