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Should I Clean My Car Out Following a Crash?

WMC-TV recently had a report indicating that vehicle owners should clean out their rides after they are involved in an accident. The station reported that people might experienced issues with thieves obtaining personal information, through old mail, checkbooks or receipts being left in vehicles, when repair or collision work is being performed. These items can be used for identity theft purposes. One woman, who crashed her car during a business trip in Chicago, said her insurance company totaled her vehicle out and she thought she removed all of her belongings from the vehicle, which was sold at auction. However, after the sale, she remembered that she left forgotten documents in the vehicle, like a medical bill with a Social Security number and an old checkbook. Luckily, the woman was able to contact the Chicago junkyard that owned the vehicle after auction and she was able to arrange having the documents…
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