Can your identity be stolen by credit card offers you recieve in the mail?

My significant other always tells me to shred my credit card offers (advertisements) that I recieve in the mail, because he claims that people can steal my identity. Don’t people need your social in order to steal your identity which is not shown on these mail offers? I think people need more info than your name and address to steal your identity or open credit cards in your name. Am i wrong or right?

By | 2013-08-26T13:19:00+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Mortgages Home Loans Interest Rate|4 Comments

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  1. Shred Guy August 26, 2013 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    The concern is that they fill out the card in your name and then use the cards. For the effort it takes to shred them it is simple insurance. Don’t want to shred then find a service.

  2. Margot August 26, 2013 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    Trust me, Maddy, you don’t want to take the chance, SHRED THEM. your husband is a very smart man. Having your identiy stolen in these difficult financial times is the last thing you want to happen. So be extra extra careful ok. The two links should help you find a more secure credit opton and provide you with a few safety tips

  3. bdancer222 August 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    Nope, they don’t need your SS# to steal your identity. They can just fill out that offer and get a card in your name.

  4. Ty August 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM - Reply

    well, personaly i always shred them because its a nice stress reliever after a tough week of school. But, in a way your significant other is correct. Even thou you may recieve many real credit card offers in the mail, some can be there to steal your identity, But you are also correct. A person cannot steal your identity without your social security # or at least some information that they could use to get into your bank accounts. I hope this helps!

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