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From: Wild bill <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Credit Cards
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 18:38:44 -0900
Ditto!!, I'm firmly believe most identity theft is obtained from dumpster
diving and the rest comes from lost wallets, purses and computer hacking. I
defintely know that a Name and birth date are not enough for idenity theft
and I won't tell you how I know.<GRIN>
"Eunice B. Kirkman" wrote:
> From: "Alvie L. Davidson CGRS"
> "The majority of identity theft relates directly to computer hackers and
> folks who toss those credit card applications into the trash so a thief can
> dumpster dive."
> Absolutely! Everyone who has credit cards, bank accounts, etc. should own a
> shredder. Thieves can use a discarded pre-approved application, apply to
> the credit card company, receive a card in your name, and put you in debt
> for the rest of your life.
Wild Bill, North Pole, Alaska
I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.