address is one of the most sensitive pieces of information you
have. You don’t want uninvited
visitors bothering you and your family at home. Even though
lots of businesses want to get a hold of your home address for marketing
purposes, there are a lot of ways to prevent revealing your home
address without paying that extra $1 for your Cheerios. Using a
P.O. box or other ghost
address will usually cut it when you need to share your home
address without disclosing where you and your family actually hang
One of the only times that you can’t use a ghost address is with a drivers license. A drivers license is an absolute necessity for most people and you can’t get one unless you reveal the place where you and your family lay your heads at night. Usually. There is one way to drive legally in the US without having to give away your most sensitive information. Use a foreign drivers license.
Revealing Home Address Is Not Safe
“But,” you say, “not just anyone can go look up DMV records.” “What is the harm,” you proclaim, “from sharing your home address with the government?”
Remember the geniuses you had to deal with the last time you were at the DMV? They are the ones protecting the vast amounts of information in their databases. A little bit of social engineering and, voila: data is easily compromised.
Plus, the bigger the stash of data, the bigger the target for identity thieves and hackers. DMV databases are ripe targets because they house so much important data. Yet the public is essentially forced to store their data in DMV databases and take that risk.
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