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Does anyone know any ways to protect social security number?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by kevin_47, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. kevin_47

    kevin_47 New Member

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    Hello everybody, I have been using my social security number for my taxation purposes. But, I have been recently intimidated by my lawyer that since the crime of identity theft has been on the high I should be careful in using it. I am really concerned about this and need to know whether there are any ways by which we can protect them.
     
  2. MrNerdy

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    I shred any documents i'm not keeping & store all important documents in a small documents tin box.
    I think you just have to be careful who gets to see it.
    And dont check away papers in to the dustbin before shredding.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    If someone wants it badly enough, they'll get it. Simply take reasonable efforts to protect it (like MrN's shredder recommendation), and you should be fine. Periodically review your credit report to ensure that you haven't become a victim.
     
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  6. delorean

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    Any important stuff I keep in one folder box. Other stuff gets shredded before hitting the trash.

    I will be investing in one of these though for my passport and a wallet in the very near future though:

    CLICK

    Watch THIS and you'll probably invest in anything like that too!
     
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