Archive for May 2016
Legal Shred launches new website
Legal Shred – The identity protection company announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website. Legal Shred, Inc., the identity protection company, has officially launched its new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information regarding safe and secure document destruction. The new website, complete with Legal Shred’s new branding, is part…Read More
Junkyard Identity Theft: How easy is it to hack your account?
Junkyard Identity Theft: How easy is it to hack your account? In two Michiana salvage yards, NewsCenter 16 found paystubs, credit cards, insurance policies, old vehicle registrations and bills. To find out just how much or how little information an identity theft needs to compromise your financial information, we checked with a cybercrimes investigator with the St. Joseph…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More