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What To Shred When Cleaning Your Files

If you're in the mood for a little spring cleaning and want to get rid of paperwork that's built up over the past year, it's time to go over what to shred. The Better Business Bureau says that contrary to popular belief, 12% of identity theft happens online. Most of takes place when a scam artist gets personal info with a stolen wallet or by going through the victim's mailbox or trash.

The Better Business Bureau says, shred:
-Documents that include Social Security numbers, birthdates, PIN numbers or passwords
-Banking documents and other financial information
-Leases, contracts or letters that include signatures
-Pre-approved credit card applications
-Medical or dental bills
-Travel itineraries
-Used airline tickets

Remember you can buy a shredder for as little as $20.

For more information on when to throw away which documents, click here.


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