Identity Theft – Don’t Fall Victim

Identity Theft is more common than you think. And unfortunately, until it happens to you, you will never know the extent of damage it can cause. But luckily, it is easier than you think to protect yourself from falling victim to this horrible crime.

Proper disposal of your documents is the easiest and most affordable way to protect yourself. By hiring a shredding company to dispose of your documents, it is easier than you think to keep your documents safe.

All paperwork that has personal information, such as tax documents, bank statements, credit card offers and more can be shred and destroyed. At Mobile Record Shredders you can choose how often you have your documents shred and what needs to be shred. You don’t need to remove all of the staples and it is much more time efficient and cost-effective than doing it yourself.

To learn more about how Mobile Record Shredders can protect your documents and hard drives, please contact us to get a free quote and security risk assessment.

This Mother's Day Learn 5 Ways to Make Your Teenager's Data Safer

As indicated by research conducted by Experian, before the age of 18 at least 25% of children will be a victim of child identity fraud or theft.

As children grow up, it is their responsibility to make sure they are making safe decisions online to safeguard themselves. As Mother’s Day approaches it is the perfect time to remind kids as they gather for this event, that protecting their confidential information is a must.

How Teenagers Can Make Information Security a Priority

Identity Thieves Target Teenagers for Their Personal Information

It’s important to explain to teens that thieves are targeting them for their information. Experian has shown in their statistics for identity theft, posted just this year, that 13,852 complaints of theft were received from the Federal Trade Commission in 2017 that affected kids and youths all under the age of 19. Children are a target because they have a spotless record and their information is easy to use. Most parents do not notice that their child’s information has been stolen until years later, all the while thieves are opening lines of credit, mortgages, auto loans and credit cards under their name. Explain to kids what personal information the crooks are after (Social Security/Insurance number, name, address, mobile number, email, passwords, birth date, school, and any identifying account number). They should never share this information with anybody on the web, over their mobile phone, on a survey they take, or face to face, without understanding how this information will be used. Ensure they don't post pictures online of anything that shows confidential information like a boarding pass or new driver's license.

Safeguard Personal Devices

Teenagers invest a considerable amount of their energy and time today shopping, socializing, and sharing on social networks like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Experian announced that 93% of teenagers ages 15 to17 have mobile access to the web through a phone, tablet or other devices. It's imperative to ensure every one of these gadgets is protected by IT safeguards such as anti-virus, anti-spam, and firewalls. It’s important that they don’t share private information when utilizing public Wi-Fi and only download from trustworthy sources (or else they could be downloading viruses and malware). They should use physical safeguards as well, and never leave devices unattended.

Stay Safe Online

Keep in mind that criminals utilize social media sites to study their targets. Educate your teenager to keep away from over-sharing on social media, and not to post or share their full name, birthday and/or their account numbers. Show them that there are fake sites out there too (links to counterfeit 'fan sites' or 'free stuff' often are malicious). In the event that they are asked to download a plug-in or application to watch a video, make sure they think twice (something dreadful may accompany it) and only accept social media friend requests from individuals they know personally. Becoming friends with a con artist could enable them to spam their timeline, tag them in posts, and send nasty messages.

Make Strong and Secure Passwords

Teach teenagers to make long, hard passwords (a mix of unique and random numbers and letters) and not to share them with others. Make sure they never re-use passwords (this makes it simple for hackers to take) and think about getting a password manager.

Keep away from Hoarding Data

Parents ought to be good role models, and should keep the home and office clutter-free. Lock entryways and windows, utilize a burglar alarm and keep important files in a safe. Securely destroy confidential information – on paper or stored on hard drives – that is no longer needed.

Begin Securing Your Business

To learn more about how Mobile Record Shredders can protect your documents, please contact us to get a free quote.

Five Useful Tips From Experts In Paper Shredding

1. Paper Shredding is Affordable

Our services are for everyone. Providing our shredding services to you will not only save you money but time and we all know your time is money. Our mobile shredding truck fleet can work around your schedule, so you don’t have to worry. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get a plan in place for your paper shredding needs.

2. Protect Your Documents

Your company, depending on your industry, could be legally responsible for the security of certain documents. Protect your clients from identity theft and keep trade secrets confidential with our secure document destruction services. Fraud is always lurking around the corner, so don’t become a victim by overlooking the basics of security. Trust is something that has to be earned in any field, and we have the customer reviews to prove we’ve earned ours.

3. Avoid DIY Shredding

Doing it yourself is not something we recommend you do. It just isn’t practical to cram the office shredder with two documents at a time while you have a ton of paper to get rid of and business to attend. Let us help you. We are specialists at what we do, so hire an expert. We offer prompt, secure document disposal.

4. Digital Paper Trail

Your electronic devices also store and keep copies of sensitive client data. Browsers keep cookies, and some files are never really deleted from your hard drive—even if you’ve emptied your Recycle Bin. Make sure to get your hard drives completely destroyed when you are finished with them, don’t just throw them away.

5. Declutter

Make some extra room by throwing out old documents you don’t need anymore. You will be surprised by how much space you can save by tidying up a bit. We make it easy by sending you our highly skilled shredding technicians to do the job for you.

Security for your company - tips to stay protected!

Detecting a security breach is extremely important. Reducing the impact for a security breach, or the loss of confidential information, can minimize the harm that can be done with a breach.

A security breach can be anything from lost data, to intellectual property and can be harmful to a company brand and decrease customer trust. Being prepared is key, in the unfortunate event than a security incident ever occur. Through process, technology, and the people in your company, you can be better prepared and focus on early detection.

The following guidelines can help you, and your company, ensure you are ready in the event that a breach may occur:

Make sure your company is protected. Let us help you be ready in the event that a security breach occur.

Secure shredding services to help you!

Organizations are often in need of shredding services to ensure documents are securely disposed of.

Companies that generally need security for their documents do not have the equipment necessary to ensure documents stay confidential, such as locked consoles to house documents before shredding.

Mobile Record Shredders can come to you -- or you can come to them! We have an option for companies to have on-site locked storage bins for security, so documents remain safe from prying eyes. Our mobile shredding trucks allow for on-site shredding, rather than your documents being transported elsewhere. Leaving only a small trace of your documents that cannot be reassembled. After each project is complete, we leave you with a NAID Certificate of Destruction, to prove your documents have been safely destroyed.

Call us or live chat with one of our representatives to find out how we can help!

How do you choose the shredding service right for you?

As a business, or even just for personal use, shredding is extremely important to keeping your identity or customer’s identities safe. You can choose to shred at home, but to ensure your documents are safe, hiring a shredding service is always recommended.

What to look for when hiring a shredding service:


Security is number one in the fight against identity theft. No one should ever see the documents you are disposing of, even the service you are using to shred. Each box should be locked and the handling of documents should be non-existent before shredding. Do not accept anything less when hiring a shredding service.

At Mobile Record Shredders, we are NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) certified, which ensures that document and other private information is completely secure and not handled prior to being destroyed. This certification mandates that we follow governmental regulations and keep all documents secure.

Other Things to Think About

Price is always a factor, but do not substitute cost for security. It’s important to get quotes, but make sure your service is NAID certified to keep you safe. Make sure to get quotes on the frequency of shredding and the approximate amount of pounds your documents weigh. This will help you chose the right service for you.

Customer Support

You want to choose a company that is reliable and has a great customer support team to answer all of your document destruction questions. At Mobile Record Shredders, we not only have an amazing staff to help you with your needs, but we also offer live chat on our website, so you can speak with someone as you review the site and ask questions.

Call us today, we would love to give you an estimate and help you with your document destruction needs.

Good Housekeeping – Shred!

What do you do with that huge stack of papers on your desk? Or those old file folders that you just need to get rid of? Or even old tax returns or bank statements?

At Mobile Record Shredders, we have the answer. Rather than purchasing a paper shredder, you can hire a service, such as ours, that will come to your office and destroy confidential documents for yourself, your employees, and your customers – Keeping everyone safe.

We can set up a regularly scheduled service, or we can come as needed. You can also bring your documents into our Pueblo location and we will shred them on site for you, box by box. Documents are fully destroyed and entirely out of harms way. Plus, we recycle 100% of the paper we shred.

Feel free to call us to find out more or for a quote today. We are here to help.