Your Trash is an Identity Thieves Treasure.
Did you know, the minute your trash bin hits the curb, anything in it is legally there for the taking? Most people don’t realize this when they through their credit card statements, or confidential documents in the trash. According to law, once you place that pail or bag at your curb, you are giving up any expectation of privacy to its contents. This means anyone, looking to find confidential information is able to rifle through your garbage with no questions asked.
What is done with that trash once it leaves your location is an entirely different matter. Identity thieves can commit fraud in multiple ways, basically whatever ultimately makes them money. Almost any identifying data, such as birth dates, social security numbers, and even a mobile phone number can be used to commit identity theft. Identity theft now occurs in as regularly as one in three people within the United States and this number continues to grow.
Proper destruction of sensitive information is the key to stopping this growing epidemic. Luckily with Mobile Record Shredders, this can easily be accomplished. Whether it be dropping off your confidential documents, or requesting a pick up service for your company, we are here to destroy the most sensitive information you have.
Any trash that includes identifying data should be properly destroyed. As you now know, it only takes one identity thief going through your trash to have your confidential information compromised. Even something that seems as small as your name and address can be used against you to commit identity theft.
Shred today! Contact us for more information at 719-544-5460 or live chat with one of our representatives on our website. We are here to help you with your document destruction needs.
You don't always need to come to us to have your documents shred. We have a list of upcoming events where we'll be in your neighborhood.
Shred Event Locations and Times:
- Friday, April 22nd, 2016 from 10am - 1pm at Northside Kmart/Crime Stoppers (3415 N Elizabeth St. Pueblo, CO 81008)
- Friday, April 29th, 2016 from 10am - 1pm at Canon City UAA (3224 Independence Rd. Canon City, CO 81212
- Saturday April 30th, 2016 from 9:30am – 2:30pm with the BBB in Colorado Springs (Vermijo Street, vehicles may enter either from Cascade or Sawatch Streets)
- Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 10am - 1pm at High Country Recycling (709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81052)
- Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 9am - 12pm at AARP in Black Forest (12455 Black Forest Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80908)
- Friday, July 15th, 2016 from 12pm - 3pm at Sun West Credit Union (4141 Sovereign Circle, Pueblo, 81005)
- Friday, August 12th, 2016 from 10am - 1pm at the Pueblo Sam’s Club/BBB (412 Eagleridge Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81008)
Contact us for more information about our shred events. Thanks!
Going Green while Safeguarding your Documents
At Mobile Record Shredders we not only take pride in safeguarding your confidential documents, but we also recycle 100% of the paper we shred. So, in addition to knowing your confidential information is out of harms way, you are also being environmentally conscious when choosing to use our services.
Our eco-friendly focus ensures that the paper we shed is recycled using green practices. As you may know, our shredding efforts per bale (otherwise known as 1,000 pounds of shredded paper) when recycled, translates to the following green practices:
• Our shredding services save 9 trees, for one bale of paper
• It also reduces 1.5 cubic yards of landfill
• Eliminates 2000 kilowatt-hours of electricity
• And reduces the use of 3500 gallons of water
Even as companies include more green practices in their workplace and turn to paperless management systems, our services are here to help keep you secure. Our electronic recycling partnership with Blue Star Recyclers allows us to further our green practices to destroy electronics. As you may know, safeguarding your electronics and documents housed on those devices also helps you to keep confidential information safe.
Shredding regularly is one of the most important steps you can take toward to avoid identity theft and keep all of your confidential documents secure. Not only does it mean you should make a commitment to shredding on a regular basis, but it means you are standardizing your document destruction and recycling procedures that allow you to thrive as a company and keep your information secure.
There have been many examples of companies carelessly leaving social security numbers out in the open and fraud being committed with these numbers. For example in 2012 the Federal Trade Commission settled in a court case with two check cashing and lending companies that carelessly threw away important documents, containing consumer information into unsecured dumpsters. Leaving them wide open to identity theft – which identity thieves jumped at the chance to get and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars with the information from this lack of document destruction.
At Mobile Record Shredders we allow companies to securely shred their documents, in the safest way possible. Your company’s confidential information remains secure from identity theft when it is properly disposed of. Not only are our documents disposed of in a secure manner, 100% of the paper we shred is recycled.
Speak with one of our live chat representatives for more information about how you can safeguard your company.
Regular Document Destruction is More Important than Ever
Once trash is put out in a public place for disposal, it cannot be expected to remain private. By law, anything that goes curbside, is officially fair game for those lurking in the shadows and looking to steal your identity. Which makes proper document destruction even more important than ever.
In a business setting, trade secrets, client information, and even confidential employee information could all be compromised, resulting in severe damage to the business’s reputation. In a personal setting, any information that has your date of birth, social security number, or any other confidential information can get into the hand of an identity thief and cause irreparable damage.
Make sure to safeguard your confidential documents by outsourcing your document destruction and choosing a shredding service that is familiar with local and federal document destruction laws. Shredding services, like Mobile Record Shredders hold confidentiality at the highest of regard and have extremely high standards in place to safeguard all documents once in possession. Whether it’s an on or off-site service, we are here to help you keep your documents safe.
Visit our services page for more information about what we have to offer you.