Maryland's Annapolis Police Department has a novel approach to help residents avoid becoming a victim of identity theft: "trash intelligence."
Via The Baltimore Sun:
Billy Davis, operations security program manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency, a joint Department of Defense agency, will show residents how their trash can be used against them.
He will describe how criminals can go through trash containers looking for personal information and interests.
He will also point out that tons of wastepaper are shipped overseas daily for recycling, spreading the potential for identity theft and other crimes.