though if you're willing to dig through my trash, maybe you've earned it
June 28, 2011 5:28 PM Subscribe
How careful do I need to be in disposing of the credit card offers that come in the mail?
posted by segfault to Work & Money (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
You know the ones I'm talking about. "Congratulations! You've been pre-approved for Super Select Platinum UltraCard! Here is a personalized application just for you, or go online and enter this 50-digit code..."
The last time I applied for one of these, I do remember having to enter some additional information like my SSN, but I still feel a little uneasy just tossing the thing into the recycling. Am I being paranoid? Should I invest in a paper shredder?