2008 Tax Deadlines
January 14, 2008
Update about IRS scams
February 1, 2008

It’s reported that the larger public credit reporting agencies are collecting data on new credit inquiries, and selling that data to other credit vendors as “trigger leads” — so don’t be surprised if you apply for a refinance of your mortgage, or a new credit card, that you then almost instantly get a flood of sales materials from other companies.

You can, however, opt out of having this information sold. Go to the website OptOutPrescreen.com and within 5-7 days, you’ll start to stop getting so much clutter in your mailbox — AND you might lessen the risk of identity theft.

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