Document Shredding Tips
There are many good people in the world, but, unfortunately, there are some who are not so good. Some might misuse the information; some might downright steal it. It’s a sad truth to the world, but that’s why shredding can help. That’s why we can help.
Every year, tens of billions of dollars are lost because of identity theft. The worst part is that this crime can be prevented most of the time. About two-thirds of all identity crime starts from criminals obtaining information through off-line means, like when valuable information is thrown in the dumpster. Protect your customers and protect yourself by shredding those documents before they become compromised.
We know the laws in place throughout northeast states like Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and we know how long you need to hold on to certain documents, but once that time is past, don’t keep those documents in the corner of a room that could be used for something more productive. And don’t waste valuable time and money having your staff do the work of cleaning that out. That’s what we do.
What to Shred?
There is so much that is capable of holding sensitive data. Sensitive data can come in different forms, depending on your business, but they can include:
- Personnel, Customer, & Vendor Files
- Medical Records
- Credit Card Information
- Tax Returns
- Binders, pamphlets, brochures, folders, files
- Manuals, Price Books, Catalogs and Posters
- Contracts and Legal Correspondence
- Confidential and Proprietary Manuals
- Financial Files
- Payroll Data
- Hard Drives and Flash Drives
- PDA’s, Cell Phones, Pagers, etc.
- Video Tapes
- Computer Tape Cartridges
- Computer Hard Drives
- CD’s and DVD’s
Remember, there is a great purpose to shred and destroy these media. The privacy of your customers and the reputation of your company often rests on your ability to properly handle this information. We stake our reputation on being able to help you protect your customers and company.
If you are ready to safeguard your business and clear up some old clutter, then give us a call today.