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5 Benefits of Having an On-site Shredding Service

Posted by Ryan Richard on Aug 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every company, big or small, should invest in a paper shredding service in order to protect all of its sensitive information. On-site document shredding services can offer plenty of benefits for any company. Here are five advantages of entrusting your confidential information to a shredding services company.

3 Ways to Organize Your Office and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jul 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Have you put office organization on the back burner?

It happens.

You keeping meaning to get to it but it never quite seems like the right time. You shuffle papers around and move piles of stuff from one section of your desk or office to the other. While this kind of clutter is frustrating, it’s also harmful to your business and could give identity thieves access to your confidential information.

Your disorganization could be costing you more than you realize. It’s been proven that a clean, streamlined space has a positive psychological affect on people, improving productivity and morale.

Identity Theft in the Age of Social Media: How to Protect Yourself On and Offline

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jun 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

More than 75% of American adults actively participate in social media. While social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are great for reconnecting with old friends and staying in touch with family, they also leave us more vulnerable to cyber fraud and identity theft than ever before.

5 Ways to Deter Workplace Fraud

Posted by Ryan Richard on Jun 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Workplace fraud happens more frequently than you may think. In fact, it’s estimated that the average company loses 5% of annual revenue to workplace fraud every year. Don’t get us wrong: most employees are loyal and ethical. However, the ones who want something will find a way to get it, and most frauds last 18 months to three years before being discovered. There are also no companies that are in the clear, even in Richmond, VA. Fraud happens at both large and small companies every year.

Mobile Shredding by the Numbers: 5 Amazing Facts

Posted by Ryan Richard on May 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

At Shred America, mobile shredding is the heart of our business. But, there are many great advantages and aspects to mobile shredding that many people simply don’t know! Here’s a list of five amazing facts about mobile shredding, so you can learn more about our service:

5 Beneficial Mobile Shredding Facts

The Truth About Hard Drive Destruction

Posted by Ryan Richard on May 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What do you do when it’s time to throw out an old computer? What about when you want to get rid of your old phone? Many home and business owners donate them, take them to a recycling center, or just simply lump them in with the garbage. However, did you know that this makes you just as prone to identity theft as not properly disposing of documents? Even if you “delete” or “wipe” your files, they’re not fully in the clear when it comes to savvy hackers. For true security, you have to handle technology like this with the same priority as you would with printed materials containing sensitive information. The only way to truly prevent identity theft in this situation is to call on an expert for full hard drive destruction.

Ever Think About Paper Shredding Companies?

Posted by Ryan Richard on Apr 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

So, how often do you think about paper shredding companies? Probably never, right? You’re not alone. Most people don’t think about paper shredding companies often if at all unless they’ve experienced the ease of benefiting from one. Though many people keep storing their records and sensitive information on computers and mobile devices today, you’d be surprised how common printed records still are. You also may be surprised to find out that the majority of identity theft occurs from stealing paper materials as well. Consider the level of difficulty in getting data like social security numbers or credit card information from a paper document versus a computer hard drive. One requires the skill of hacking a device. The other simply requires going through your home or business’s trash. It’s more important now than ever to be mindful about keeping your sensitive data safe, so for peace of mind and true protection, it’s best to enlist an experienced, reputable paper shredding company to be your partner in properly handling this kind of disposal.