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6% of US Consumers say that They Have Switched Banks to Reduce Risk of Identity Theft

I gotta admit, this short article in Information Week didn’t seem right to me. It says that 60% of US consumers are worried about ID theft and that 6% have switched banks, according to a survey by the market research…

I gotta admit, this short article in Information Week didn’t seem right to me. It says that 60% of US consumers are worried about ID theft and that 6% have switched banks, according to a survey by the market research firm Financial Insights.

Then I remembered that I closed my account at Shawmut bank back in 1988 when the started printing my social security number on my bank statement. I didn’t like this practice and I wanted them to stop, but they refused. So I took my business elsewhere.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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