August 27, 2007

Lisa: Buy a shredder. Now.

If, like me, you don't take identity theft that seriously, you should probably read The Torn-Up Credit Card Application, from the genius who brought us How Much is Inside. Rob tore up a junk-mail credit card offer, then taped it back together and filled it out, requesting a change of address and using a cell phone number. The helpful folks at Chase sent him a brand new credit card, no questions asked. Friggin' terrifying.

Posted by lisa at August 27, 2007 08:18 PM

What if I tear it up into teeny tiny pieces?

Posted by: Mallory on August 27, 2007 10:20 PM

We used to tear or cut up these things and make sure the various parts were thrown away in different locations. Seriously --- I'd take some of my garbage to work and throw it away there in order to significantly reduce (if not eliminate) the possibility to reconstruction and identity theft. Paranoid, I know.

But then we moved into a place that has a garden plot, and now we shred every paper that comes to us, and till it into the garden twice a year. The paper provides bio-mass to break up the clay content in our soil, and the toxins in the ink make our vegetable plants glow at night.

Posted by: Dave on August 28, 2007 09:58 AM

Ha! Good idea, Dave.

Posted by: sarah on August 28, 2007 12:13 PM

GURL with my credit, if you can get a card, than it can use all the help it can get lol

Posted by: Jose on September 12, 2007 09:36 PM
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