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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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Managing X-ray Waste and X-ray Shredding

For radiology departments, medical waste removal and document destruction plans must involve managing analog x-ray waste and files. Every organization needs to look at the information they have, identify all types and forms of personal and/or sensitive information, and then establish reasonable procedures to appropriately destroy the information.  This is especially true for the healthcare…

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Industries We Serve: Schools, Colleges, and More

Identity protection isn’t just for businesses and residents. We service the educational sector, too. Identity protection and secure document destruction services aren’t exclusive to businesses or residential customers.  Any entity that deals with sensitive information must keep proper document destruction on its list of priorities.  All it takes is one improperly disposed document for a…

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A Cautionary Tale: Aetna Mailer Breaches Patient HIV Status

Health insurance provider Aetna is under fire for the accidental exposure of their clients’ HIV status. Not all HIPAA violations come in the form of improperly disposed files. A recent mailer sent out by insurance giant Aetna revealed the HIV status of approximately 12,000 customers, all because of an ill-fitting mailer envelope.

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Protect Your Kids: Back to School Identity Protection

Useful tips on ways to protect your kids’ identities as they head back to school. It’s time to get ready to head back to school, which means parents and their children are busy shopping, filling out the required school forms, getting yearly physicals, and labeling all of their supplies.  This is an exciting time for…

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Identity Protection Quiz: How Safe Do You Think You Are?

Identity Theft Survival

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 of the matter is, identity theft isn’t exclusive to one reason. There are several common ways thieves…

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Legal Shred Earns Position on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List

Inc 5000 Shredding

The identity protection specialists ranked 1392 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. GIBSONTON, FL — Legal Shred, the identity protection specialists, has earned a position on the Inc. 5000 list, solidifying its commitment to community and expansion. Inc. 5000 recognizes the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the U.S. Ranked…

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Don’t Fall Victim to These Top Vacation Scams

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Slow down before you snap up that free vacation or deeply discounted hotel arrangement. Scammers may be waiting in the wings. Who doesn’t love a good vacation or travel adventure?  While going away may be one of the best ways to spend the last weeks of summer, scammers are working hard to get a cut…

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