TAMPA – Retired teacher Ann Robinson moved about 100 pounds of personal documents containing everything from bank statements to wills from upstate New York to Dunedin. Because there’s no easy way to get rid of it.
She’s burned up three shredders, and ripping up all that paper would take days. Robinson knows leaving all this paper lying around leaves her at risk for ID theft.
Keeping your important papers secure, shredding documents with sensitive information and limiting the personal information you carry with you are among the ways you can protect your identity.
Robinson decided to take action for her family after some irregularities showed up on her credit report. She hired a professional shredding company to destroy her documents while she watched.