Monday, November 24, 2014

Should I Remove Rubber Bands Before I Put Paper Into the Document Destruction Bin?

Rubber Bands are short lengths of rubber and latex which are elastic in nature and formed in the shape of a circle. They are commonly used to hold multiple objects together. Objects like piles of paper that you ultimately place into the shred pile. 

Should you remove those rubber bands before shredding your documents? 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Myths About Professional Shredding Services Revealed

Since the introduction of professional shredding of sensitive documents within the past decade or so, many myths and misconceptions have arisen. The most common ones have been listed below, along with the facts surrounding them.

1.  Only large companies have confidential documents to shred - Any sized company risks identity theft and should, therefore, shred sensitive documents. Many more documents than we realize contains sensitive information and can be used in a malicious way.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why Should I Destroy My Hard Drives?

Discussions of identity theft conjure up thoughts of peoples’ trash or mailboxes being gone through or stolen from. But you have a post office box and shred all of your old documents and mail so you are completely safe from the threat of identity theft, right? Maybe not.

Have you ever had to present your identification at a business like a doctor’s office for them to copy for their records? Or made copies of sensitive documents for one reason or another? Hard drives are devices for storing and retrieving digital information, primarily computer data.

According to a CBS News report, nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive storing an image of every document anyone has ever copied, scanned or emailed.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Do I have To Remove Paper Clips, Binder Clips, And Staples?

Document destruction services are equipped with commercial or industrial-grade shredding machines
that are capable of not only shredding hundreds of sheets at a time, but these machines are able to handle such things as staples, paper clips, and even hard drives.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Why Should I Shred My Personal Documents?

Check stubs, bank statements, account numbers, and actually any documents with personal information such as social security numbers on them.  

What do these have in common? Every one of them could be used by identity thieves and should be disposed of by shredding. 

The amount of information obtained and damage done by someone only having your name, address, date of birth, and phone number is astonishing. Add your social security number, bank account number and your mother’s maiden name to the mix and you have a veritable recipe for disaster.

What Does AAA Certified Mean To Me?

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) has a certification program that was
developed by information security professionals and recognized by thousands of private and governmental organizations around the world.

What Type Of Shredder Is The Safest Against Identity Theft?

With Identity Theft affecting almost 10% of American adults each year, most people agree that destroying personal documents is the very best protection we can give ourselves. But what destruction method is best?