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What Is Identity Theft and How You Can Protect Yourself from It

identity theftIn order to protect yourself from identity theft, you need to know what it is and how it happens. This is modern crime masked with a big smile by the stranger approaching you in the street. Or it happens in broad day light in your front yard. You go out to get your mail and the mailbox lock is broken. Identity theft is fraud. It’s the way to commit crime whether online or not and blame the victim. Although this type of fraud is not new, the digital world makes it so much easier. So there is no doubt that most identity thefts occur on internet but they are as easy to happen in the street too. Don’t lose the piece of paper where you wrote the door lock password and have a friend pick your mail when you go out of town, especially if you receive sensitive info. So let’s see what identity theft is and how to avoid it.

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The Differences between Lock Picking and Lock Bumping

Lock-PickBy definition, high security locks must keep intruders out. If they can be picked by a thief, there is problem. And that’s why there is a dual front acting as the barricade against intrusions. One front is created by door lock manufacturers who test their products to ensure their resistance. The second front is left up to you and it has to do with your lock installation decisions. After all, there are locks and there are locks. Some are made for low-security applications. And so if you mean to secure main entry points, you need to be sure the new product will resist lock picking and lock bumping. But what is lock bumping and picking?

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How to Choose the Best Locking Mailbox for You

locking_postWhen it’s time for mailbox locks replacement, check out the box too. Having a good lock securing a rusty or damaged mail box is not the best idea. And vice versa. Getting a new letter box without a proper locking system is not wise either. These days, we do most things online (chat with friends, pay bills etc.). Does that diminish the importance of the traditional mailboxes? Well, maybe just a little bit. But as long as you have a mail box mounted on your home door or placed in your curb, keep it safe.

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