Shredding services should be a critical part of your life. Shredding important and confidential information is key to helping you stay safe from theft. It’s not just credit card information being taken, identity theft is surging and continues to become more and more of a problem. Identity theft includes using names and addresses, as well as bank information, social security numbers and more to commit fraud.
Documents like unwanted mail, old files, old bank statements and credit card bills, work orders and those containing personal information should be shredded prior to disposal. Not just yours, anyone around you that has confidential information at risk.
In the US Court of Appeals case of California vs. Greenwood in 1988, the verdict stated:
- The Fourth Amendment does not prohibit the warrantless search and seizure of garbage left for collection outside the curtilage of a home (pages 39-44).
- Criminals can and will search through your garbage for your personal information in order to steal from you. Destroy all personal documents by shredding them before disposal
Knowing that anyone can go through your trash is extremely scary to anyone disposing of their confidential documents without shredding. Shredding is important and one of the easiest ways to safeguard yourself from identity theft.
Contact us for more information about our services and how we can help you keep your confidential information, confidential.
NAID Certification – Why it’s important you know about it!
Safety. Confidentiality. Protection. All three items are extremely important when disposing of your documents. With a NAID Certification your documents are in good hands and are treated in the utmost secure fashion when being disposed of.
Mobile Record Shedders has an AAA certification with NAID. This means, we are held to the highest of standards in the industry and hold security at the highest of measures. This includes providing a certification of shredding, when your documents are disposed of and much more.
NAID is the National Association for Information Destruction. According to NAID, the purpose of the certification includes:
"The NAID AAA Certification Program is a voluntary program for NAID member companies providing information destruction services. Through the program, NAID members will be audited for mobile and/or plant-based operations in paper or printed media, micromedia, computer hard drive destruction, and/or computer hard drive sanitization. Under this program, the certification application and associated fees cover only individual locations. If a NAID member operates in multiple locations, each location must pass the audit to be certified. NAID members who receive certification must specify the location certified in company literature when referencing the NAID certification program."
Click here for the full list of qualifications needed for a NAID Certification. We are here to keep your confidential information safe and secure. Contact us for more information or questions.