September 16, 2003
Smart Identity Theft Countermeasures
There's been an e-mail going 'round the Net for some time purporting to be from a corporate attorney who experienced the horrors of identity theft.
If you haven't read it yet, you should. Even if you have, it's a good reminder. To help prevent identity theft, s/he lists a number of smart things to do in advance as well as common traps to avoid. There's also good advice on immediate steps to take after losing a wallet or purse, to protect yourself as much as possible.
Yes, I suppose this classifies as spam as I came across it in my inbox. However, the tips just make good sense and so I decided to track down a cleanly-formatted copy on the web to share. Just goes to show that not all spam is bad (just 99.9999999999%). It's easy to think, "this happens to other people", until it strikes too close to home. You may want to verify the credit bureau numbers, just to be safe.
Topic(s): Privacy & Security
Posted by Jeff Beard