I ran across this bit of advice and thought to pass it along. Some precautions against Identity Thief I had taken, but there are others I hadn’t thought of. So, for what it is worth to you. BB
An ATTORNEY'S ADVICE- ---- NO CHARGE
1. The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them If someone takes your checkbook, they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED."
3. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check-processing channels will not have access to it.