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3 Types of Shredding Services for Your Identity Protection Needs

Drop-off shredding? Mobile shredding? Off-site shredding? When it comes to identity protection, you have a host of options to keep your information safe until it’s destroyed.  Document destruction isn’t as simple as relying on an in-house shredder and doing the task yourself or leaving it up to an employee. At-home shredders and in-office shredders come with a…

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Avoid Halloween Scams & Identity Thieves and Enjoy the Season Safely

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone’s thinking about costumes and candy (and the identity thieves hope you won’t notice them). Halloween is a prime season for the identity thief. While you won’t recognize one in any particular costume, they’re usually hiding in plain sight. Identity thieves and scammers use these busy seasons to strike…

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Halloween Identity Protection 101: Tips and Tricks

Halloween is all about tricks, treats, and pretending to be something you’re not. Don’t be fooled this Halloween season. Keep your identity protected. Halloween is a time for fun, candy, tricks, and treats, but it can also be one of the scariest times of the year (and not because of the costumes). With pranks and…

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Remote Work Policy: Why Your Organization Needs One

Prior to Internet communications, places of business had standard working hours, usually 9-5. The once normal eight-hour workday has morphed into an “always on, always ready” day, so much that if businesses haven’t gotten on board with modern communications, they’re not likely to stay relevant to compete. But is all of this a good thing?…

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October is National Cybersecurity Month

This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of keeping everyone safe online. Cybersecurity is crucial to identity protection, and as the identity protection company, we at Legal Shred want to remind our customers to engage in safe online practices, in addition to protecting themselves offline.…

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Apple Destruction Series: What to Do With an Old iPad

What is the best way to dispose of an old iPad that no longer works? The average iPad lifespan will last three years or so before software is no longer able to keep up and the battery begins to fail. It is important to find a place to recycle it properly. When it’s time to get…

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Apple Device Recycling 101

While mobile devices have certainly become part of our daily life, the truth of the matter is these gadgets have a lifespan. Apple in particular is notorious for rolling out newer models as their technology improves, creating a lot of obsolete or useless devices that owners may not know how to properly recycle. Here’s what…

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Identity Fraud vs. Identity Theft: Know the Difference

Although the two are often used interchangeably, identity theft and identity fraud are, in fact, separate issues. Identity theft can cost you thousands of dollars and countless hours to fix. When people think of identity theft, more often than not they assume it’s from a data breach or a compromised social security number. The truth…

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