Identity Theft Articles

How Long Should You Keep Printed Records?

These days, we have to keep track of a lot of printed records: bank statements, bills, mortgage records, contracts, tax forms, and more. But for how long?

More than anything else, it seems, our society runs on paper–which means that whatever you do, you’re likely to generate printed records. Tax records, bank statements, contracts of various stripes, house and car payments, credit card bills, college loan statements…all that paper piles up.

No one wants to be drowned in paper, so it’s necessary to occasionally get rid of some of it. Of course, most of us know that a shredder is de rigueur in the paper reduction process, so that identity thieves won’t steal your information and sell it to the highest bidder. The problem becomes what to throw away, and when.

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Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

Identity theft is something everyone should be concerned about.

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking it can never happen to you, right? After all, you take basic precautions and you’re a pretty smart cookie. Let me tell you something, that’s what I thought and believe me, identity theft can happen to anyone. In fact, it happened to me.

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