Jan. 13, 2005, n.p.
Article: With Fears of Identity Theft Rising, Personal Shredding Goes on a Tear
About 7 million people have had their identities stolen in the past year. Nanny's and other self employed workers are most at risk. Only because when they are hired they are asked to give their credit card number and other personal information. But when the employer gets rid of the information they just throw it. They should be shredding it or disposing of it in a way that it won't be able to be read. Shredders should become a common household item just like a washing machine.