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Identity Theft and You

July 10, 2010

I was standing in the checkout line today at Whole Foods, Union Square in NYC. There was an athletic type in front of me, dressed in runners garb, with an armband wallet with a clear see-through pocket for carrying credit cards, ID, etc pushed to face behind him.

So, what does this brainiac choose to put on the very top in the clear see-through pocket? His Citibank credit card. Not only could I easily read the numbers and expiration date, it would have been trivial to snap a picture with my phone camera.

Sometimes we can’t help identity theft despite our best efforts, but why make it easy for them? Do your part to protect your private information.

Posted from my iPhone

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