5. Important documents
While car registration documents must be kept inside your car, other important documents such as bank statements or tax forms should not be stored in your car. The reason is pretty obvious… Leaving important documents in your car could translate to identity theft.
Identity theft is actually one of the fastest-growing crimes in our country and if you think that it could never happen to you, think twice. The Federal Trade Commission says that more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen every year.
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A 2016 United States Department of Justice study estimated the cost of identity theft to be around $16 billion every year. So, don’t keep important documents in your car and, more importantly, don’t assume that it can’t happen to you.