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Only 1 percent of all cases of ID theft [involve dumpster diving], according to a recent survey by the consulting firm Javelin Strategy & Research.  ... [D]espite the hysteria, only 29 in 1,000 people will ever get their identity stolen [by any means].”

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WHO? Wired magazine.

WHO? So that means, only about 3 out of 10,000 people will have their identity stolen by means of unshredded documents. On that basis, is it worthwhile?

posted at 2:45 am
on Nov. 24, 2006

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The fraud expert who spoke to us about identity theft told us the same thing… and told us that he does not shred his documents.

 

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  at 8:54 pm on Dec. 10, 2006

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