Discard personal info before ditching your car


The Federal Trade Commission posted a valuable reminder today: Don’t forget to collect your personal belongings before you discard or donate your vehicle. From forgotten receipts to company work orders, items left behind can prove to be a treasure trove for identity thieves and other criminals.

There are two recommendations the article’s author makes that we may not automatically think of when clearing the car before ditching it: Disconnect the Wi-Fi subscription service and remove application access connected to your vehicle.

For more tips, read the entire article: Be discreet when you delete your fleet by Lesley Fair, FTC

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