USA Today Reports Low-Tech Identity Theft is Prevalent

Data breaches, such as the recent report of’s website being hacked, and online phishing threats get lots of press. A USA Today story from Associated Press confirms low tech is still the preferred method for fraudsters:

“While identity thieves used a wide combination of methods, fewer than 20% of the crimes involved the Internet. The most frequently used non-technological method was the rerouting of mail through change of address cards. Other prevalent non-technological methods were mail theft and dumpster diving.”

Yet another reason why the Self-Service Shredder makes a great service in public places so that everyone in the world can shred affordably!


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