Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Prevent Id Theft during Hotel Stays

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Did you know you can risk becoming an identity theft
victim simply by carelessly leaving behind your
magnetic hotel room key?

U.S. Assistant Attorney Kurt Alme indicated both
the Secret Service and FBI have investigated cases
where hotel room keys that included guests information
were used to steal identity information.

So, today's tip is when you check into hotels, ask the front
desk clerk if any personal or credit information is included on
the magnetic strip of your room key.

If it is, then do not return the key when checking out of the
hotel. Rather, shred it when you return to your home or office.

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