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Secure Paper Shredding to Prevent Identity Theft

Secure Paper Shredding to Prevent Identity Theft

What many Americans do not realize, is that it is 100% legal for people to rifle through your garbage. In this digital era, most identity theft still occurs through the paper trail. Therefore, it is imperative for businesses and individuals to destroy any sensitive information on paper and consider a document shredding service when applicable. Criminals will take it upon themselves to “dumpster dive” for your valuable information to steal from you. By shredding all documentation, containing sensitive, personal information, you are taking one of the most important steps towards protecting your identity, and safeguarding your family’s future. The fact is that everyone should shred their personal documents in order to avoid a detrimental situation.

What Should I Shred?

Items that should be shredded would be anything that includes your social security number, your signature, medical records/bills, legal information, account/bank information that you no longer need, and passwords and PIN’S. You should also consider secure shredding for any sensitive material that includes, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

How Long Should I Hold On To Documents Before Shredding Them?

After a long period of time, you may find that your file cabinets have …