The Purpose of a NAID Certification
NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction is a voluntary program, allowing shredding service providers to become AAA certified and fall into an elite category of document destruction services. With this certification, NAID members will be subject to both scheduled and unannounced audits, to ensure they are using best practices in document destruction including “mobile and/or plant-based operations in paper or printed media, micro media, computer hard drive destruction, and/or computer hard drive sanitization.”
The rigorous process helps companies around the world to set the standard on document destruction and abide by laws and regulations protecting the proper disposal of confidential information
Each NAID member must operate under the strict guidelines offered and pass the audit with flying colors to become certified. Make sure your document destruction and professional shredding service are NAID certified. For more information on the NAID Certification, click here.
Always know, Mobile Record Shredders have a AAA NAID Certification. Your documents are in good hands with us.
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.
Stay Compliant With The Law
Legal requirements such as HIPPA, FACTA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley all require companies to properly destroy personal information when it is discarded. At Mobile Record Shredders, we take document destruction seriously and ensure your documents are properly destroyed up to standard with these legal requirements. We are a member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and have an AAA+ Certification, which means we follow standards and procedures outlined by NAID to destroy your documents and keep your company at the highest legal regard. We follow standards and procedures outlined by NAID to continue our certification and make sure your document destruction needs are compliant with not only national document destruction laws, but are up to NAID standards.
If you have questions about how we can keep you compliant, let us know. Or visit the NAID certification requirements and find out what makes us so compliant.
Why Hire a Shredding Service?
For businesses, shredding documents has become part of the normal routine. Shredding allows you to keep important documents confidential and abide by strict US Government rules and procedures that mandate documents are properly destroyed and to eliminate the opportunity of identity theft.
As a business grows, it increases the number of confidential documents that need to be disposed of in order to keep your employee and customer information safe. Shredding in-house can take too much time and resources to properly destroy documents. By hiring a shredding service, you are creating a cost-effective solution to the burden of shredding.
Rather than going through the expensive and time-consuming process of owning and maintaining your shredding equipment, a shredding service uses it’s own equipment and eliminates the time and effort taken to shred materials under your supervision. Plus, shredding services are affordable. Whether it’s having us pick up your documents or bringing them to one of our shredding facilities, the cost and time associated with using our services far outweigh that of doing it in-house.
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.
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.
Tax time is often a time when identity thieves are preying. Your tax returns, new and old, have confidential information on them that could be used against you by identity thieves. Make sure to keep your documents safe and out of harm's way.
Identity thieves are lurking and only need your Social Security number and birth date to file a tax return in your name. With these key pieces of information, they can falsify additional information requested on the return and wrongly receive money that belongs to you. The IRS does not check the validity of each tax request and because of this, your tax return money could easily be on its way to an identity thief pretending to be you.
Follow the key tips below to help keep you and your tax documents safe, this tax season.
Get your taxes in early! File early to stay ahead of identity thieves
Organize your financial records to help prepare to file your tax returns and keep track of what information you have (or what could be lost or stolen)
Properly dispose of old records and tax documents
Keep confidential information confidential
File your returns with care and if possible electronically on your personal computer, rather than a public computer
Let Mobile Record Shredders keep your documents safe this tax season. Contact us for more information.
Local outsourcing for your shredding is a good investment.
Trying to decide whether you should hire a shredding company or just shred in house?
It's generally best to have an outsourced document destruction company take care of your confidential document shredding needs. If you assign this task to internal employees, the shredding takes away from valuable time they could be spending on tasks to benefit your business and increase its profits.
Make sure if you do hire a document destruction company shred your documents on site and provide you with a certificate of destruction. Also ensure they are NAID certified so they are following shredding best practices to ensure your documents are confidential. On-site shredding also eliminates the risks that can result from having the documents taken elsewhere, possibly given to subcontractors, or in the case of unscrupulous companies, not even shredded at all but sold to a third party.
Contact us for more information about how we can help with your shredding needs.
Our Customers Say It All - Testimonials about our Service
Our customers say it all. Take a look at a few of the great the customer testimonials our customers have left about our services.
“I want you to know that the service I received today from Nate and his work partner was the best we have ever had in this office. I have used your service three times and those two young men did a spectacular job. They were professional, friendly, efficient, fast and most of all, they worked together as an excellent team. It's hard to find young men who are willing to work hard the way these two did...I am still in awe that they got done as fast as they did, considering they had very difficult stairs to deal with. You have two excellent workers there, don't lose them! - Tara R.
“Our company had some very important documents that needed to be shredded. I called around and got prices from some companies in town and had an appointment set with one. I did a little more research and found Mobile Record Shredders. I decided to give them a call to get a price. I filled out a small form online and was responded to very promptly! Howard emailed me back with information about the company as well as a few estimates. We found that the off-site service was the best choice for us. I called and cancelled the appointment with the other company. Howard was incredibly helpful and got us all set up for a time to have the boxes picked up. When the servicemen got here, they were very cordial and accommodating. Howard and I discussed the price for the amount of boxes that we had and we ended up adding one more. The servicemen assured me that this was no problem and said they’ll keep the original price as discussed. While they were loading the boxes, I called the office and gave them a credit card number. The lady at the front desk was also very helpful and professional. Overall it was a pleasure working with everyone in this company. Miracle Method will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks so much.” - Lauren M.
Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate you!
New Identity Theft Bill Would Limit the Use of Social Security Numbers
We know the harms of identity theft and the harm it can cause to your life if your social security number is exposed. But according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a new bill was introduced to the senate to reduce the threat.
“The Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act of 2015, introduced this past March by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, includes some dramatic steps that are designed to minimize the threat to consumers. One of the very first items that can help protect individuals from losing their information in data breaches (either intentional or accidental) is to limit the uses of the Social Security number, specifically in the healthcare system.
Use of the SSN as a convenient means of identifying people in large systems of records has increased over the years and its expanded use appears to be an enduring trend… Generally, there are no restrictions in federal law precluding the use of the SSN by the private sector, so businesses may ask individuals for an SSN whenever they wish (Streckewald 2006),” explained Puckett in a document for the Social Security Administration.
While it’s not illegal for an agency or a place of business to request your Social Security number, it’s also not required that you provide it. You don’t have any legal recourse, though, if a business like a doctor’s office refuses to treat you if you don’t provide it. What is more unfortunate about the use of SSNs as an identifier is the fact that many places will request it as standard procedure without even really knowing why they’re asking for it. It’s as if we’re so accustomed to handing it over on a form or during a registration process that we do it without even thinking about it.
The bill, which has garnered a lot of support from lawmakers, would eventually halt the practice of using your Social Security number in healthcare settings. This would be good news for consumers in that a number of hacking events and internal data breaches have occurred through healthcare and insurance offices, like the recent Anthem Healthcare breach. The bill would also increase the penalties for certain identity theft practices, like tax refund fraud or distributing stolen personal data. Finally, the bill does a lot to upgrade the current IRS practices of reporting and correcting tax refund fraud.”
Read the full article, and contact us for more information about steps you can take to stay out of harms way.