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OptoutPrescreen Revisited

Date: October 25, 2005
Author: Ed Foster
QUOTE: in this era of rampant identity theft, it is an absolute disgrace that we have to opt out from having the credit bureaus so readily share our personal information in the first place.

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When I first went to this website and was asked to enter my social security number I was concerned about identity theft. Giving up your soc number to some website doesn't seem to be a wise course of action. I decided to do some digging to see what I could find out about this website. It turned out to be legit. They've spruced the site up a bit recently which is good because the first design was terrible. Good design or not, opting out of credit card pre-approvals at this site isn't dangerous. They accept your personal information through a secure connection. You might not notice a change for a few weeks but after a while this kind of junk mail stops! You'll still get junk mail, just not pre-approvals. I don't like any junk mail but I can live with it if it doesn't endanger my credit.

-- Mike Bryce on January 10, 2007 10:54 PM (view details)

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