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Keeping Your Identity Safe, in a Safe

When was the last time you heard or saw any kind of Identity Theft advertising?

Chances are… very recently.

Be it from AM Radio, TV, or the Internet, these days identity theft protection ads are everywhere.

It makes sense.

After all, there is a huge need for ID Theft prevention, and there are a myriad of products that can help.An old safe in a museum

But among this bombardment of information competing for your “low monthly fee” to protect you from digital theft, it is often forgotten that sometimes
you are most vulnerable in your own back yard.

The question we’d like you to consider today is, how are you protecting the physical version of your documents and records from falling into the wrong hands?

Where in your home are your private and personal documents? Are you protecting them at all?

Passports, social security cards, insurance documents, medical records, USB drives, your laptop or iPad, and what about your children’s birth certificates?

The list of important documents goes on and on.

The answer for how to protect this sensitive information is very simple.

You should probably keep all of them in a safe.

There are three basic recommendations I would make to anyone getting started with a safe for burglar and identity protection:

  1. Make sure the safe has at least an RSC UL rating classification.
    This classification means the sage has been tested for prying and torching attacks for a period of 5 minutes.
    5 Minutes is the minimum burglary classification UL assigns.
  2. Bolt the safe down to the floor.  If you don’t do it, and the safe weighs less than 300 Lbs, it will very probably be taken out of your property. On the contrary, if you do bolt it down, it is almost impossible to steal.
  3. Place the safe somewhere as hidden as you can. If the burglars see it, they might attempt to open it (if they have the time while burglarizing your house) but if they don’t see it, they might not even look for a safe.

Fire concerns

The threat from fire is as real as Continue reading Keeping Your Identity Safe, in a Safe

Is APMEX secure to buy Silver Coins?

Anibal sent us an email with a question about Apmex:

Hi:
This is my first time to buy silver coins from APMEX.
I would like to know if APMEX is a true, secure, reliable company to buy those silver coins.
I did buy some silver coins from goldsilver.com and they send me coins. But their prices are a little more expensive than APMEX.
Please, help me.
Thank you so much.
Anibal

http://www.howtobuygoldx.com/apmex

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Hi Anibal,

My experience with APMEX has been very good. I’ve talked with people from their company, and they even invited me to come to Oklahoma and see their vaults. I haven’t gone yet, but plan to sometime in 2011 or possibly early 2012.

The link below will take you through HowToBuyGoldX.com to Apmex. HowToBuyGoldX.com recommends buying silver and gold through Apmex as well.

http://www.howtobuygoldx.com/apmex

Hope that’s helpful for you! Please let me know how your experience goes with ordering from Apmex. Would be good to know your experience.

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Is it REALLY MySpace?

MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites are some of the fastest growing uses of the internet for the promotion of bands, businesses, people and just staying in touch. However, there are some pitfalls with so much personal information in one place that is so easily accessible.
Read more to learn how MySpace and other social networking sites can put you at risk for identity theft and how you can avoid it.

Continue reading Is it REALLY MySpace?