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Credit card offers mailed to your home can be used to steal your identity


TUESDAY AND ARE FACING SEVERAL CHARGES ASHLEY: WE'VE ALL RECEIVED CREDIT CARD OFFERS THROUGH THE MAIL AT SOME POINT

22NEWS REPORTER CIARA SPELLER FOUND OUT WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THESE OFFERS GET IN THE WRONG HANDS WE TRY AND SHRED EVERYTHING THAT COMES THROUGH LIKE THAT

NOT THROW IT IN THE TRASH BOB STEWART KNOWS THAT DANGERS OF HAVING PERSONAL INFORMATION STOLEN FROM HIM BOB STEWART: HAVING HAD CREDIT CARDS COMPROMISED PROBABLY FOUR TIMES IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS, I'M CAREFUL ABOUT THAT

MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT ONLY HACKERS CRACK DATABASES TO STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BUT SOMEONE WHO LIVES NEAR YOU COULD GET ACCESS TO YOUR MAIL AND DO THE SAME THING CIARA SPELLER: THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF MAIL THAT IDENTITY THIEVES LOOK FOR AND THAT INCLUDES CREDIT CARD OFFERS WHICH OFTEN HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION ON THEM FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE OVER AND EXISTING ACCOUNT OR CREATE A NEW ONE IN YOUR NAME BUT THERE ARE WAYS FOR YOU TO OPT OUT OF RECEIVING THESE OFFERS IN THE MAIL AND PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY FROM BECOMING COMPROMISED THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS YOU CAN OPT OUT OF RECEIVING PRESCREENED OFFERS OF CREDIT BY CONTACTING CONSUMER REPORTING COMPANIES LIKE EXPERIAN, TRANSUNION AND EQUIFAX YOU COULD ALSO GET A POST OFFICE BOX FOR SENSITIVE MAIL

AND ALWAYS SHRED UNWANTED MAIL WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION ON IT CIARA SPELLER, 22NEWS

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Credit card offers mailed to your home can be used to steal your identity

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