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1 posted on 04/18/2009 1:37:50 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

This is excellent advice. I’m going to send this to everyone in my address book. Thank you.


2 posted on 04/18/2009 1:43:16 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; TigersEye; yorkie; 50mm

Thanks & good advice!


3 posted on 04/18/2009 1:43:36 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( Don't play leap frog with a unicorn..............^.............)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Here is an important tip: If anyone asks you to write your SSN or your credit card number on a check, tell them NO!

If they insist, then you do not want to give them personal checks.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 1:49:00 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Hunt down and kill anyone anyone that tries to take your identity. Enough dead people might make a deterent.


10 posted on 04/18/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT by CodeToad (Anyone wanting the government to take over medical care should stand in line at the post office)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

BM


12 posted on 04/18/2009 3:11:21 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; pandoraou812; TigersEye

I suggest taking it a step further as I have. Go to the websites of each of the three credit agencies and place a credit freeze on your identity. It costs $5.00 each (when I did it years ago), but makes it impossible for somebody to open a new account in your name. As a bonus, all the credit card offers that stuff your mailbox every day will stop almost completely.

Thieves sometimes steal credit card offers out of your mailbox, apply and then check your mailbox for the new card when it comes. They then immediately change the account address. By the time you realize what has happened, the thief could have run up thousands of dollars in debt.


13 posted on 04/18/2009 3:30:14 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: 21stCenturion

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19 posted on 04/18/2009 4:45:55 PM PDT by 21stCenturion ("It's the Judges, Stupid !")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine . Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

I would be careful with this, a lot of copiers save copied data to a network or hard drive for security reasons. They can also be hacked just like a computer to retrieve data.

22 posted on 04/18/2009 11:01:52 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was this lousy tagline.)
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