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How to Be Eco-Friendly: Paper Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When people think about document destruction services, they usually think of identity theft prevention. And yes, that is one of the main benefits of shredding documents, especially when they contain sensitive information pertaining to business finances or medical files. This alone is a great reason to hire a corporate shredding service, which can help guarantee the safety of your business and clients.

Identity Theft Protection: Shred Documents and Beware of Online Scams

Posted by Ryan Richard on Oct 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Identify theft is a serious issue and happens so much in this country. That’s why document shredding services are extremely important, because they prevent these criminals from accessing your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, these crooks are getting smarter, and they are now surfing social media sites for ways to gain information that can assist them in stealing someone’s identity.

How to Protect Your Identity From Identity Thieves

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Oct 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Every year, 15 million Americans have their identities stolen, crimes which account for upwards to $50 billion in financial losses. And having your identity used fraudulently isn’t just a temporary headache — 70% of identity theft victims have trouble getting rid of, or never get rid of, negative information from their records. This means that they could be passed over for jobs, for home loans, and other opportunities.

Rules to Follow In Order to Protect Your Information and Prevent Identity Theft: Part 2

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In continuing our series on how to protect yourself from identity theft, here are some tips to follow to keep those thieves at bay.

Rules to Follow In Order to Protect Your Information and Prevent Identity Theft: Part 1

Posted by Ryan Richard on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Young or old, rich or poor, anyone is susceptible to identity theft. In fact, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, with almost 10 million incidents a year. The good news is that you are able to prevent your identity from being stolen — by being vigilant and responsible with your personal documents.

5 Startling Facts About Identity Theft That Will Surprise You

Posted by Jason McCray on Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In this digital world, it can be exceptionally easy to put yourself at risk of identity theft. Most people understand that threat in a theoretical sense, but do not know exactly how much they are at risk. To help you stay informed, here are five startling facts about identity theft that will remind you to be vigilant whenever handling personal information.

Five Ways You Can Better Manage Your Shredables and Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Aug 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Shredding all of your documents that are no longer a necessity may seem like a daunting and annoying task, but once it’s done you’re definitely going to feel much better. If not for the fact that you just got to shred a bunch of things, definitely for the fact that you just made it that much harder for someone to commit identity theft.

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.

How at Risk Is Your Personal Information?

Posted by Ray Barry on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

At Shred America, we’re in the business of more than just shredding documents, hard drives, and more. We’re in the business of keeping you and your personal information or the personal information you’re responsible for safe. It’s a job we take seriously, and so does the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). NAID is an international association that regulates the information destruction industry and upholds its standards and ethics. The well-respected group recently released a study in which devices were collected and tested to see just how easy it would be to extract sensitive data from their hard drives. The results showed that it’s a lot easier than you may think, with highly confidential information being easily accessed by measures that weren’t that extreme. The vast majority of people today use at least one device, like a cellphone, tablet, laptop, smart TV, etc., every day. While these devices provide convenience and capability, they also make data stored on them vulnerable, and more data is stored than you may realize. If found in the wrong hands, these devices can be hacked before you ever notice a thing, and your confidential information can be stolen and used against your will.

What is Identity Theft & How Does It Happen

Posted by Ray Barry on Nov 6, 2018 9:49:00 AM

Identity theft has made headlines all over the world as big-name companies and organizations are attacked by criminals of every variety. From hospital breaches to credit hacks, identity theft examples are everywhere. But not everyone realizes exactly what identity theft means in this day and age. The identity theft definition refers to any time someone uses your information to commit fraud. It can be as simple as someone listing your phone number under the wrong name or as complicated as someone receiving medical services with your insurance information.  

Advantages of Mobile Document Shredding to Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Ray Barry on Sep 12, 2018 9:51:00 AM

Is your organization vulnerable to identity theft?

Your office has thousands of confidential documents such as customer records or financial information that is at risk of being stolen. To prevent these files from getting into the wrong hands, they need to be shredded in a reliable manner with mobile shredding service from Shred America.