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.