Moderator Emerita
Posts: 28,095
Registered: ‎04-01-2007
Re: identity theft and closing credit accounts
Where did you hear that having open accounts increase your risk of identity theft, and how will closing accounts help? (just want to know what info you're working on.)

There's an awful lot of blah blah out in the media about ID theft, much of which appears to have been written in order to meet a deadline. If ID theft by strangers from CC's were as common as some reporters indicate, most of us here would have been hit multiple times.

Just saying, don't do something drastic because of something you heard or read.
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