1. Boarding passes
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.
2. Prescription labels
Whether stapled to the bag or on the bottle, these labels may list your name, the date of initial dispensing, the name and strength of the drug, and the dispensing pharmacist’s name.
Thieves may use this info to refill prescriptions or steal your identity.
Shred all receipts you don’t save. Those from credit card purchases reveal the last digits of your card number and possibly your signature.
Crooks can also use receipts for fraudulent returns and benefit from your store credit.
If you really want to play it safe, switch to paperless receipts wherever you can – you’ll be helping the environment, too!