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Posts by Sean Fredricks

Why You Should Outsource Your Document Destruction Needs

Why You Should Outsource Your Document Destruction Needs Routine paper shredding, or document destruction, comes with a host of benefits: confidential information is destroyed, thus keeping it out of the hands of wrongdoers, it protects your business reputation, and contributes to the health of the environment by recycling waste that would otherwise end up in…

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Credit Scars: Youngest Victims

Credit Scars: Youngest Victims posted by Alex Ferreras on May 8, 2012 in Credit (Source: Mike Wagner and Jill Riepenhoff The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT) — By the time Kimberly Dean was in eighth grade, she had a mortgage, dozens of credit cards and enough debt to fill six pages on a credit report. The…

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Govt to release report on identity theft

Govt to release report on identity theft Federal and state governments are working on new laws which will help victims of identity theft re-establish their credit histories. Federal Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus says he will release a report this week which tracks the nature, impact, extent and cost of identity crime, as well as…

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Identity theft costs an average of $31K

Identity theft costs an average of $31K The average cost of identity theft and resulting fraud in cases solved by the US Secret Service over a six-year period was more than $31,000, according to a study. Research by the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) looked at 734 cases with an identity theft…

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Product Destruction: Why You Shouldn’t Just Toss Old Inventory

Product Destruction: Why You Shouldn’t Just Toss Old Inventory When it comes to identity protection, businesses are not just responsible for protecting the personal information of their employees and customers – they are also responsible for protecting the identity of the business, or the brand. What happens to overruns, expired materials, or customer returns? What…

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Don’t Toss Your Hard Drive In the Trash. Destroy It!

Don’t Toss Your Hard Drive In the Trash. Destroy It! The amount of data that businesses keep on computer hard drives and other data components may be hard to quantify, but the fact of the matter is, these devices are a treasure chest of sensitive information. Obsolete hard drives and old computers must be treated…

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Onsite Versus Off-site Shredding: What’s Your Plan?

Onsite Versus Off-site Shredding: What’s Your Plan? With identity theft a growing concern for many businesses, shredding services are a must to keep confidential documents secure. All businesses have confidential data, whether it’s customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, drafts of bids and letters, and even memos. All of these items contain information about business…

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Earth Day Is Almost Here. How Does Your Paper Waste Measure Up?

4/13/2016 – In today’s digital age, people are considering how and when they can go paperless to produce less waste, but the fact of the matter is, many organizations still rely on paper documents. The financial services sector is still grappling with legacy systems and complex processes that were designed for paper and phone. Insurance…

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Earth Day Is Almost Here. How Does Your Paper Waste Measure Up?

Earth Day Is Almost Here. How Does Your Paper Waste Measure Up? In today’s digital age, people are considering how and when they can go paperless to produce less waste, but the fact of the matter is, many organizations still rely on paper documents. The financial services sector is still grappling with legacy systems and…

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Prevent Identity Theft – Check Your Child’s Credit History!

Florida continues to lead the nation in identity theft complaints with children fast becoming the number one victims. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, the Florida consumer folks want you to know, that silly as it sounds, you should be checking your child’s credit history. Child Identity Theft Each year, more than…

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