I don’t carry identification. I usually don’t provide identity documents unless required by law to do so. I believe these are fundamental freedom rights to privacy.
Are you a number or am I paranoid?
Are you a number? Yes. If you live as the masses, produce identity documents at the whim of every agency and bureaucratic clerk who’s trying to boost her afternoon self esteem and justify her job-at your expense, and it could be a big, big expense.
You see, we are in a Privacy Crisis and have been for sometime. Those who do not recognize it, and believe it’s okay to be a number, and also believe I am paranoid, read on, please.
About identity theft
This fraud crime is continuing it’s upward trend and breaking records yearly-at the expense of nearly 7% of the population according to one report. And, I just read the average cost has increased, too. Now, it costs upwards of $3,500.00 to fix a stolen identity, not to mention the hundreds or thousands of hours of your labor it will take to restore your good name-if it can be restored at all.
Prevent medical identity theft through privacy living, not identity theft insurance.
Once you understand identity theft insurance, the concept appears to be a privacy oxymoron. That is, the buyer and the insured, pays a premium for privacy and to avoid identity theft. In return, he/she provides their most personal and confidential data including name, Social Security number, home address, home telephone number, workplace, work phone number, and opens credit bureau files and more information to an army of corporate employees to access. Now, how much personal privacy does that give the identity theft premium payer?
By the way, it costs about $20,000.00 to fix a medical identity theft, the new star category of id fraud. It makes far more sense to live anonymously and learn how to disappear than it does to spend the big bucks and time to fix an identity fraud crime if you become an identity theft victim.
Dedication becomes a lifestyle
We spend time in two or three spots a year and I think no more about NOT providing identification when renting a seasonal home than I do about drinking a second cup of coffee. Having no telephone in my name, complete bank secrecy, and not having to worry about being identified by vehicle registration data as I and other family members drive our vehicles, makes complete sense to me. We are dedicated and practice personal privacy living in order to exercise our rights to privacy and because we choose to do it for safety reasons. How about you?
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