I have always questioned the fanatic need to sherd. I just came across a solid reason for shredding at The Preparedness Pro: Don’t give them your name and address on a form. They can use it to establish an account, or as she put it,
“An identity thief can simply establish identity with a piece of mail that has ‘their’ name and address on it.”It is easy to do. Once established, it may be harmless or it may lead to severe consequences. I don’t want to be the one to find out which it is.
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