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8 Revealing Everyday Documents You Never Knew You Should Shred

Once trash is off your property, it’s legal for anyone to take. Prevent identity theft by making sure these documents aren’t tossed in one piece.

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1. Boarding passes
1. Boarding passes
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Shred them after you land: Your boarding pass has your name, your travel plans, and a bar code that free websites can decipher.

This code often reveals your frequent flier number, which crooks can use to log in to airline accounts to view upcoming travel plans, check in to flights, and even cancel trips.



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