December 06, 2003


Hans sent me this - a blog entry about masking credit card numbers now being law!

The reason he sent it? I am notorious for blacking out my credit card number on paper - especially at restaurants.

I needed some good news today. (Granted, it's something that shouldn't NEED a law, but, we'll, y'know).


Posted by hln at December 6, 2003 01:28 PM | General News | TrackBack

Whne I get my replacement cards, I obsessively shred the old ones into little pieces.

Posted by: The Commissar at December 7, 2003 09:00 AM

Do you also shred your bill stubs with your name address and account numbers on them? How bout all those "checks" that credit card companies send? Etc.

It really is a good idea if you can afford it (and yes I've been in financial situations where $30 to $50 for a shredder would've been more than I could afford) buy a shredder and don't just toss your bill stubs.

Mind you I don't think anyone would go trashcan diving to find out this sort of info about me - but it's just one little easy step to keep it from happening. Think of it as locking the windows on the second floor of a house. It's not likely that someone would use a ladder to try and get in, but you feel better doing it *g*.

Posted by: Teresa at December 7, 2003 09:27 AM


And, uh, Brian takes it a step further.


Posted by: hln at December 7, 2003 10:26 AM

Thanks for your concern about our security measures. Rest assured, they are adequate for my personal paranoia.

Your inquiry has been noted.

Posted by: Brian J. at December 7, 2003 08:26 PM

Ah - I see that Brian is even more paranoid than I am. *g* I love being parnoid - it's especially gratifying when you write about it. Then all the people who feel slightly guilty because they don't take any precautions, start posting about how you are over-reacting and stuff like that just never happens. You can almost see their faces turning red with anger as they type... all the while that niggling little doubt about the last credit card statement they tossed, hovers in the back of their mind. Yes, being paranoid has its own rewards.

Posted by: Teresa at December 7, 2003 10:09 PM