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Unformatted text preview: nd easier. It provides them with more effective ways of gathering information. "Data Mining" Using a computer to obtain personal files which may include: social security numbers, income tax files, and medical records. This is usually done by hacking. "Scanning Device" Lifts information from credit or debit cards. Ways to Prevent Identity Theft Never carry your social security card around. Always use a paper shredder when discarding personal information even ATM receipts. Always take any outgoing mail that has personal information in it to the post office to make sure it does not get intercepted or end up in the wrong hands. Close any old or unused cr...
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- Spring '08