Thank you so much for this information. It is unbelievable how many of these mailings we receive every day. If anyone else got our mail who knows what some less than scrupulous person could do with them.
My son, a police officer, was a victim of identity theft, the perpetrator was a former police officer/coworker who got the info off the computer at work and also got credit card mailings out of my son’s trash at home. Lock your computer workstation when you have to be away from your desk even for what you think will be a few seconds, you could get sidetracked and it doesn’t take long to access your private info. Also, be careful about your personal information and about how you dispose of your mail and other documents. A shredder may not be exactly frugal but can certainly be worth the investment.
Identity theft is NOT a victimless crime, it can have far reaching consequences.