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Identity Theft News

The Horror of Identity Theft (and How to Protect Yourself)

Identity theft is real (and scary!) but you can protect yourself from the nightmare. Here’s how. Everyday individuals become a victim of identity theft.  The scary reality is that victims of identity theft suffer from total financial chaos, as their credit history and rating are destroyed by illicit purchases that were never paid for by…

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The Importance of Recycling Shredded Paper

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We live in a society that consumes paper faster than we can grow trees.  Recycling shredded paper creates meaningful environmental savings all around. One of the primary reasons we recycle is to conserve resources, and one of our largest resources are trees.  Trees make the paper we use for so many products, from office paper…

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What Happens To Shredded Paper?

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When it’s time to get rid of paper waste, is it better to recycle or to shred?  With document destruction, it’s not a question of choosing – you can do both! While paper is a necessity across nearly every industry, it has become quite the enemy because of its overabundance.  Paper is just a given;…

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What Is A Data Breach and How Can You Protect Yourself?

The latest online hack at Equifax, which has compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans has left many baffled as to how companies protect the information of their customers.  Equifax has created a security website detailing the breach and offering advice on follow-up actions for consumers.  People’s names, Social Security numbers,…

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ICYMI: The Legal Shred Blog Roundup, Fall Edition

September was a busy month; many of us prepared to send our kids back to school, a few data breaches made the headlines, and Florida and the Caribbean were hit with two big hurricanes. What does this have to do with your identity? Lots! In case you missed it, here’s what happened in September in…

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Seasonal Cleanup Time and How Shredding Can Help

Spring is not the only time of year to think about cleaning out those cabinets. With the season change upon us, it’s a perfect time to consider doing a little autumn decluttering. Not sure where to start? Here are some tips to get your home or your office in shape before the next season rolls…

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Post-storm Cleanup Reminders for Safety and Security from Legal Shred

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we are reminded of the power of community.  What we’ve seen is devastating; rising flood waters have obliterated so many of communities, particularly in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean.  Disaster preparedness is a topic that may make some uncomfortable, but it is completely necessary, particularly for areas that…

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Disaster Preparedness and Identity Protection

Preparing for extreme weather and natural disasters is a scary, often overwhelming task.  Here’s how to keep your identity protected as part of a disaster preparedness plan. While the state of Florida and the Caribbean islands struggle to recover during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, it is clear that the risk of extreme weather events…

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What the Equifax Breach Means For You

Equifax has suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, but here’s what you can do to protect yourself. The Equifax data breach is something that has been of great concern to anyone who has a credit report. If you haven’t heard, Equifax made it known that hackers broke into its computers and stole…

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