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    Protecting your personal information ... how freakish are you?

    I just activated my new VISA card, which means I had to dispose of my old one. I don't just dispose of old cards, I obliterate them. I always cut them up into tiny pieces before throwing them up. Then I throw out the pieces into separate garbage bags. Yes, I know this is way over-kill ... but somehow very satisfying

    Also, I never throw away any piece of paper with our signatures, address, financial numbers, etc without shredding it first.

    How about you guys? How freakish are you about protecting personal information?

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    u r a frgin nutbag .but dont feel bad so am i

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    Info theft gets worse every year in America.
    At least you have the Mounties 24/7 watching your backside eh.
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    er..ahh,did not mean the Mounties are staring at your ass but protecting your valued goodies.

    This did not come out right................nevermind.
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    I bet that new app on andoid freaks you out on 99 percnt of forums it gives you info on posters such as there ip addy the last 10 webpages they went to and a few other things dependong on there browser they use

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    I bet that new app on andoid freaks you out on 99 percnt of forums it gives you info on posters such as there ip addy the last 10 webpages they went to and a few other things dependong on there browser they use
    It would freak me out ... if I owned an Android. Luckily I don't. Why would anyone let that type of info out???

    I have a BB for work, but no personal cell/smart phone.

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    We need to go back to a 1700 barter society.
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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    er..ahh,did not mean the Mounties are staring at your ass but protecting your valued goodies.

    This did not come out right................nevermind.
    What is this fascination you have with our Mounties??? It's not like I encourage you or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I have a BB for work
    if you work for a company that has a mountain in their logo, you're not freakish enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    What is this fascination you have with our Mounties??? It's not like I encourage you or anything
    It's all the Dudley Doright cartoons and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon(and his dog King)movies,Bob+Doug McKenzie show etc. from my youth.Who can forget the all time classic"Call of the Canadian Rockies"?The famous rock group"Doug and the Slugs"?You really need more examples?

    How can I not have a stereo-type of Northcountry after all this input?
    The Great White North was bigger than a frozen Hollywood at one time.

    I assume this will clear up any confusion towards my feelings of the RCM?


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    I always shred anything with personal information on it. I also cut up old credit cards but I throw them in one trash can - that just happens to be the one I throw the scooped contents of the cat litter box into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I just activated my new VISA card, which means I had to dispose of my old one. I don't just dispose of old cards, I obliterate them. I always cut them up into tiny pieces before throwing them up. Then I throw out the pieces into separate garbage bags. Yes, I know this is way over-kill ... but somehow very satisfying

    Also, I never throw away any piece of paper with our signatures, address, financial numbers, etc without shredding it first.

    How about you guys? How freakish are you about protecting personal information?
    I do this too w/ credit cards.

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    If there is money missing from your bank account, don't worry. Your bank shall cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I just activated my new VISA card, which means I had to dispose of my old one. I don't just dispose of old cards, I obliterate them. I always cut them up into tiny pieces before throwing them up. Then I throw out the pieces into separate garbage bags. Yes, I know this is way over-kill ... but somehow very satisfying

    Also, I never throw away any piece of paper with our signatures, address, financial numbers, etc without shredding it first.

    How about you guys? How freakish are you about protecting personal information?
    Pretty much the same. I do separate cards in the garbage as well.

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    I use our old cards to test the claims of those infomercials.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    How about you guys? How freakish are you about protecting personal information?
    I have a super magnet that I use to run crazy circles all over the card with before I do the slice and dice to it.

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    I shred or burn financial stuff, and run old cc's thru the shredder...
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    I've been known to dispose of credit cards by putting them in the grease jar.

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    Get yourself a document shredder that handles credit cards. Make sure it's a cross cut shredder.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Teething toddlers make great organic paper shredders. Don't ask me how I know.

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