I have a ritual I go through every Sunday. I go through all the mail that came during the week, and I tear my address off everything... everything. Why? Because I've read about what a pain in the ass it can be if someone steals your identity.

A recent article by AARP warns to keep a close eye on your mail. Scammers can redirect your mail, making it easier for them to pose as you.

All that's required by the USPS to redirect your mail is a form and a signature. No ID is required. The Postal Service will send a card to your home to confirm an address change, so it's important to check every piece of mail, no matter how trivial it may seem.

Now, if only I could get scammers to steal my bills.

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