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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.

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information This Holiday Season

Posted by Jason McCray on Jul 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We’re at the beginning of holiday season and we all know what that means. Shopping online, sending out greeting cards, and going on vacation. This is also a very popular time for cyber hackers to access your information, so it’s more important than ever to be diligent and protect yourself in any way possible.

What Twitter Can Teach You About Document Shredding

Posted by Jason McCray on Jun 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our culture has seen a huge shift in the last ten years in regard to privacy. The rise of Twitter and other social media platforms have made oversharing the norm, blurring the lines of what’s appropriate to share and desensitizing many people to the value of privacy. With posting personal information being so common now, it’s easy to forget just how public your information is. There’s a blind sense of trust among people these days when it comes to their sensitive information, as if the fact that not securing it is common makes it safe.

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.

The Rise in The Need For Secure Shredding

Posted by Ray Barry on May 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Anybody remember Newton’s third law? Probably not. It states For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s certainly true when it comes to the availability of information today. We live in an age of immediate communication despite distance, knowledge just a click away, and access to information most people would have never gotten their hands on twenty, even ten, years ago.  Hence the rise in the need for secure shredding.

Why Using an Office Shredder Isn’t Enough

Posted by Ray Barry on Jan 16, 2019 9:46:00 AM

 Many companies face a danger they don’t know about. We at Shred America frequently come across business owners to do so much to maintain the success of their companies, but there’s one area that’s often overlooked or not taken seriously: security, particularly the security of information.

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.  

Sensitive Documents Your Company Need to Shred: Staying Compliant

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 23, 2018 9:49:00 AM

Your company documents an incredible amount of sensitive information on a daily basis, so much so that it's easy to lose track of just how much data is being collected. Onsite document shredding is a great way to destroy all of your documents so there's no chance a criminal can use your information to their advantage. When you choose on onsite document shredding, you get to see exactly what's going into the shredder and how it's all being processed.  This can not only help you save your business from a security breach, but it also ensures you're staying compliant with all current laws. 

Challenges Businesses Face in Securing Sensitive Information: Data Security

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

Sensitive documents in the workplace have always been a key concern for employees at every level of an organization. As technology continues to advance, the question of security becomes more complicated than ever.  The traditional security measures certainly have their place in the digital world, but they need to be expanded if businesses hope to keep their most valuable information safe. The security risks in the workplace are such that your staff is vulnerable to everything from sophisticated viruses to social engineering tactics.