The link between ID theft and going green


One thing I’ve been impressed by as I’ve settled in to life in the US is the easy with which you can choose to have most of your statements from banks, insurance, utilities and pretty much everyone else delivered to you electronically. The reason most companies give for this choice (which they often set as the default) is to save trees – my suspicion is they’re at least as keen to help you avoid ID theft but they don’t mention that for fear of spooking people. I’m totally cool with it – saving trees and saving my ID and both important and I was reminded of the latter with a great infographic from which the above stat is taken. see below courtesy of