AllFinancialMatters posted 12 steps to protecting yourself from the threat of identity theft. We like 1 and 4 in particular, which have to do with how much information you put on the checks you order.
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.
4. Put your work phone number on your checks instead of your home phone. If possible, use your work address.
We covered some of the other 10 before, but it’s never bad to get a reminder. — BEN POPKEN