Vulnerability During City Strike

My home town, Toronto, is going through a strike by city workers. It’s all over the news with CNN interviewing the Mayor and governments issuing travel advisories. There is no garbage collection at most of the town and many services run by the city workers are closed. Parents are forced to look for day care alternatives while some of the parks are now garbage dump sites.

I am not going to political aspects of whether it’s good or bad. However, I would recommend everyone not to throw out your bills and other unwanted documents to such garbage without properly shredding them. Dumpster divers may have access to such sites and could easily get hold of your personal information that includes credit card and other financial account numbers. Your address is more than enough for an identity theft.

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