There are so many ways that scammers can get your information. It’s getting harder and harder to stay under their radar.
Personally, we request do a lot to be off lists:
- Mailing List – we opt out of catalogues and unwanted mail. We shred a lot – most information with our name and address.
- Phone – we are on the Do Not Call list and we subscribe to NoMoRobo.
- Contests / Warranties – we don’t do this either. For warranties, we keep the receipt of purchase with the information in case it’s needed in the future.
We were very careful and put minimal information in the newspaper with the last death notice, we were responsible for. We give serious thought to what is posted in social media.
This is a constant effort that needs daily attention.
Do you want to know ways scammers get your information? They can get it through your trash, through your incoming / outgoing mail, over hear you on the phone and so much more. There are ways you probably don’t even realize. Here’s an article from AARP 7 Ways Scammers Get Your Information.