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    Your Personal Information Is Worth Money

    When you give information to a company, that information is worth money. Whether it is an application for a credit card or a cell phone application, the information can (and often is) resold to others for a profit. You may be surprised at how much it is really worth. For example, a lot of the personal finance writers list their net worth and assets. Their asset information is worth $6.95. Basic information you'd supply for many applications can add up to over $100. SWIPE is an organization that you should request the value of the information you give to others as they will likely resell it and make a profit from it.

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    <blockquote>This calculator allows you to determine what your data bits are worth on the open market so you can request proper compensation when it is asked from you. For instance, a typical cellular phone company will ask for your address, date of birth, phone number, Social Security number and driver's license to open a new account. Consult our data calculator and that will be $13.75 please!

    Refer to this calculator when you interact with all businesses and government agencies. Make sure you get a cut of the profits from the reselling of your information.</blockquote>

    Here is what your personal information is worth at the retail level according to the <a href="http://www.turbulence.org/Works/swipe/calculator.html">SWIPE Personal data calculator</a> ranked in accordance to worth:

    <center><table bordercolor="#336699" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" width="475" border="1" style="font-size:7pt"><tbody><table border><tr><th>Rank</th> <th>Information</th> <th>What It's Worth</th></tr><tr><td>1</td> <td>Military Record</td> <td>$35.00</td> </tr><tr><td>2</td> <td>Bankruptcy</td> <td>$26.50</td> </tr><tr><td>3</td> <td>Worker's Comp</td> <td>$18.00</td> </tr><tr><td>4</td> <td>Unpublished Phone #</td> <td>$17.50</td> </tr><tr><td>5</td> <td>Felony</td> <td>$16.00</td> </tr><tr><td>5</td> <td>Industry Accreditation</td> <td>$16.00</td> </tr><tr><td>7</td> <td>Employment</td> <td>$13.00</td> </tr><tr><td>7</td> <td>Sex Offender</td> <td>$13.00</td> </tr><tr><td>9</td> <td>Education</td> <td>$12.00</td> </tr><tr><td>10</td> <td>Cell Phone #</td> <td>$10.00</td> </tr><tr><td>11</td> <td>Own Business</td> <td>$9.95</td> </tr><tr><td>11</td> <td>Past Addresses</td> <td>$9.95</td> </tr><tr><td>13</td> <td>Credit</td> <td>$9.00</td> </tr><tr><td>13</td> <td>Misdemeanor</td> <td>$9.00</td> </tr><tr><td>15</td> <td>Social Security #</td> <td>$8.00</td> </tr><tr><td>16</td> <td>Divorce Info</td> <td>$7.95</td> </tr><tr><td>16</td> <td>Marriage Info</td> <td>$7.95</td> </tr><tr><td>18</td> <td>Assets</td> <td>$6.95</td> </tr><tr><td>19</td> <td>Driver License Info</td> <td>$3.00</td> </tr><tr><td>19</td> <td>Motor Vehicle Reg</td> <td>$3.00</td> </tr><tr><td>19</td> <td>Relatives</td> <td>$3.00</td> </tr><tr><td>22</td> <td>Assets Seized</td> <td>$2.95</td> </tr><tr><td>22</td> <td>Lawsuits</td> <td>$2.95</td> </tr><tr><td>24</td> <td>Date of Birth</td> <td>$2.00</td> </tr><tr><td>25</td> <td>Aircraft License</td> <td>$1.50</td> </tr><tr><td>25</td> <td>Own Aircraft</td> <td>$1.50</td> </tr><tr><td>25</td> <td>Own Boat</td> <td>$1.50</td> </tr><tr><td>25</td> <td>Real Estate</td> <td>$1.50</td> </tr><tr><td>25</td> <td>Shareholder</td> <td>$1.50</td> </tr><tr><td>30</td> <td>Accident Record</td> <td>$1.00</td> </tr><tr><td>31</td> <td>Own Vehicle</td> <td>$0.75</td> </tr><tr><td>31</td> <td>Professional License</td> <td>$0.75</td> </tr><tr><td>33</td> <td>List of Vehicles</td> <td>$0.70</td> </tr><tr><td>34</td> <td>Address</td> <td>$0.50</td> </tr><tr><td>34</td> <td>Executive Affil</td> <td>$0.50</td> </tr><tr><td>34</td> <td>Past Phone #'s</td> <td>$0.50</td> </tr><tr><td>34</td> <td>Zip Code</td> <td>$0.50</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Concealed Weapons</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>DEA License</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Firearms License</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Hunting & Fishing License</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Merchant Vessel</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Neighbors</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Published Phone #</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Registered URL</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr><tr><td>38</td> <td>Voter Registration</td> <td>$0.25</td> </tr></table></tbody></tableborder></center>
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