How Not to Commit Identity Theft

Nobody likes an identity thief; that’s for sure. Everybody loves to see an identity thief go down in flames, but pretending you are someone else to steal money has been an increasingly common crime over the last ten years. Thankfully, we have all become more aware of common scams, and we know more ways to protect ourselves. Reporting lost credit cards, shredding all sensitive documents, and keeping your computer secure are just some of the simple protections that everyone should be doing.

One thing that continues to surprise me is how often criminals try to use other people’s credit cards. It’s not a particularly easy thing to pull off, as you leave a digital trail of all your activities; After a while, the cops won’t have any problem finding you.

But some criminals aren’t even smart enough to let the cops catch up to them. A man in Iowa City recently signed his own name on one of the credit card receipts he got after using a stolen credit card. Being an identity theft is stupid, but giving away your real identity while you’re doing it is another story.

Shoeboxed, which is certified by McAfee and TRUSTe as having taken all necessary precautions to keep your receipts safe and secure on Shoeboxed, is a safe place to store your receipts and other financial documents. To learn more about our extensive privacy practices, head on over to our security page.

Our New Office!

Shoeboxed has moved! Our new offices are just a couple of blocks down the same street in downtown Durham, North Carolina. We’re excited about the move, as we have a great new colorful space in the Suntrust building, one of the tallest and most recognizable buildings in Durham. We needed to move into a more functional space, and we are much happier with the layout and size of our new office. It will allow us to more efficiently and effectively serve you as we keep growing.

For all our Durham fans who know the area, we’re just down Main Street further into downtown. We are right next to the amazing American Tobacco Complex and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, not to mention Locopops, a local favorite.

Our new address officially is:
212 W. Main Street, Suite 104
Durham, NC 27701

For mail, please send everything to:

P.O. Box 1411
Durham, NC 27702

So are there any implications for you with this address change? Well, there are a couple of things probably worth noting, but nothing to stress about.

There is no need to worry about your receipts getting to us as a result of our move. Shoeboxed intercepts mail from the United States Postal Service before the carrier level to ensure the security and speed of our service. This means that once your receipts arrive in Durham, we collect them, and do not wait for them to be delivered to us. Because of this special relationship with USPS, the exact address on your envelopes does not matter all that much.

For Receipt Mail-In Classic and Receipt Mail-In Express members, you can still use your bright blue envelopes even though the address is old. They will still come to us.

For Receipt Mail-In Basic members, you can use the new address since you have to address your envelopes yourself anyway. Don’t stress if you accidentally use the old address though; your receipts will still come to us.

Let us know if you have any questions, and feel free to stop by if you are from the area!