There’s a lot of advice around to shred any credit card solicitations you get in the mail. The claim is that they present a risk for identity theft.
Well, I don’t see the big deal. There’s never any vital, secret information about me contained in the mail itself. They would still be relying on me to supply my SS#, birthday, etc. And if it’s my name and address someone is after, a moment’s thought reveals that someone would pretty much already know that if they found my trash can.
The way I see it, there’s no greater inherent risk in just tossing them in the trash than there is in anything else in life. Heck, we should all be more worried about credit card receipts at restaurants, where they usually leave the whole number right there for anyone to get.
So why all the hubbub about shredding them?