This is an old story from 2010, to be honest I never thought of it.
I grind up everything with my name on it but after watching this plus the stories of credit card companies etc getting hacked you have to wonder whats the chance I will give out my information by mistake as compaired to some health insurance company.
Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
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It happens. You should make sure your identity protection plan includes both prevention and response (which also includes monitoring). You can't control what others do with your data, but you can make it harder for thieves to do something with it (e.g. credit freezes) and you can remain vigilant against issues by regularly checking your free annual credit reports (e.g. check one credit reporting agency every 4 months so the 3 free reports are evenly spread out across the year).