Sunday, March 12, 2006
A chap recently put to test Chase Bank's claim that "If you receive financial solicitations that you’re not interested in, tear them up before throwing them away, so thieves can’t use them to assume your identity." After receiving a credit card offer from that bank, he tore up the application, taped it back together, filled it out with a new address and phone number, as any good identity theif would, and sent it off. A few weeks later, his alternate persona recieved a shiny new $5,000 credit limit.
Maybe I should buy a shredder.