Eliminate Residential Chaos
Eliminate Residential Chaos

 

 

 

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 In this issue


 4 Steps to Take if You Suspect You're a Victim of Identity Theft

Every day there are reports of identity theft or fraud in the news.  In fact, as I write this newsletter, there was just another report of Social Security numbers that could be found on the Internet.

If your information was compromised or stolen, would you know what to do?  Here are 4 steps that could help you - some which you may not have heard before:

1.  Contact the Fraud Department of one of the 3 major Credit Bureaus:  Equifax, Experian or TransUnion.

Equifax:        800.525.6285   www.equifax.com      P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA  30374-0241

Experian:      888.397.3742   www.experian.com    P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX  75013

TransUnion:  800.680.7289   www.transunion.com  P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA  92834-6790

2.  Close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently,

3.  File a police report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.

4.  File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission  using the FTC's Identity Theft Hotline at 877.438.4338 or online at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or by mail at:  Identity Theft Clearinghouse,  Federal Trade Commission - 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC  20580


 Quick Tip - Utility Statements

Most people assume they must keep their utility statements for 7 years - the number of years recommended to keep your tax returns.  Do you know how much paper that adds up to?

Utility statements such as those for your:  Water, Sewer, Electric, Gas, Cable TV, Direct TV, Phone, Cell Phone, DSL, etc... can all be eliminated after the bill is paid, unless of course there is a way that you can deduct any of these on a tax return and therefore you would need to save as supporting documentation for your tax return.

I am asked often:  "Do I need to shred these documents?"  These documents do not contain information such as your social security number - so unless you want to protect your Name and Address (which is public information), then you do not need to shred them.  It really is a matter of your personal comfort level.

 


 

 Book Signings Scheduled

At each of the events listed below, I will give a brief talk about my latest book:  alt

Eliminate Chaos...The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life, Sasquatch Books

June 28, 2006:  Urban Monkeys - Seattle, WA  6:00 - 9:00pm

July 1, 2006:  Barnes & Noble - Silverdale, WA  1:30 - 3:30pm

August 30, 2006:  Ballard Library - Ballard, WA   6:00 - 9:00pm

September 16, 2006:  Barnes & Noble - Pacific Place, Downtown Seattle, WA  1 - 2:30pm

October 5, 2006:  Barnes & Noble - University Village, Seattle, WA  7 - 8:30pm

Additional Book Signings and Readings are in the process of being scheduled - check our website often for a location near you.

 


Upcoming Class

July 12 - Eliminate Paper Chaos

Time:  6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location:  Discover U - Seattle, WA

Investment:  $39 + $5 (optional for class handouts)

Register:  206.365.0400

For Class Description; click:  https://www.discoveru.org/classes/detail.cfm?CID=2073


IKEA Seattle Seminar Schedule 2006-2007

September 2, 2006 - Eliminate Chaos®...In Your Office

November 11, 2006 - Eliminate Chaos®...During the Holidays

February 17, 2007 - Eliminate Chaos®...In Your Closet

Three additional IKEA Seattle Seminars are in the process of being scheduled for the 2006-2007 year.  I will list these in the August newsletter.

Access our complete Seminar & Class schedule by clicking on the following link:

https://www.eliminatechaos.com/classesseminars.shtml

 


 

 

Best Regards - and Happy Organizing,

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