Archive for September 2016
Top 5 Reasons to Hate Your Office Shredder
How much time is wasted on in-house document destruction? Save time and money when Legal Shred handles your paper shredding services. Shredding sensitive information is a job best left to the professionals. While an in-house office shredder may seem like a wise investment, the truth of the matter is, office shredders aren’t as efficient as…Read More
How Costly Is a Data Breach?
How Costly Is a Data Breach? Data breach costs are on the rise, and the number might seem shocking. As the wave of data breaches continues to roll on, consumers are worried that their personal information may be compromised. The cost of the burden is far worse for businesses; the concern lies in loss of…Read More
Identity Protection: Social Media
The increased use of social media means more opportunities to steal identities or perpetrate fraud online, and there are a number of ways criminals can use this platform to wreak havoc on users. We have fastly become a connected society, so much so that even our social lives are happening online. While no internet connection…Read More
How Do EMV Chips Protect Identity?
How Do EMV Chips Protect Identity? Since EMV chips will soon be the norm, it’s a good idea to understand the basics and why there is a nationwide shift towards their use. EMV chips are a hot topic these days in identity protection, but there’s still some confusion over what EMV chips are and how…Read More
The Various Types of Identity Theft
The Various Types of Identity Theft Identity theft can cost you thousands of dollars and countless hours to fix, and it doesn’t just happen online. 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…Read More
Identity Protection: How to Avoid Scams
Identity Protection: How to Avoid Scams Wrongdoers will stop at nothing to con you out of your money using a variety of ways, but there are ways you can protect yourself. It seems scams are a dime a dozen, whether they happen online, via the phone, text messages, and even through postal mail. Wrongdoers will…Read More
Industries We Serve: Nonprofits
How long should nonprofit organizations retain business-related records? Read on to learn more about our nonprofit shredding services. Aside from businesses, residential communities, educational facilities, and other entities, Legal Shred is proud to also service the nonprofit community. A nonprofit is a tax-exempt organization that serves the public interest. In general, the purpose of nonprofits…Read More
Let’s Talk About School Records
School Record Shredding? Here are some best practices for destroying student data. September is a month to say goodbye to summer and hello to school! Whether it’s elementary, middle school, high school, and even college, if you’ve been a student, then you most certainly have a student record. What exactly happens to those records once…Read More
Back to School Shopping? Protect Your Identity!
For the best identity theft protection, your back-to-school shopping will require extra diligence. It’s time to get ready to head back to school, which means parents, students, and teachers are busy hitting the stores, both online and off, for supplies, clothes, and last-minute essentials. According to Deloitte, 40 percent of parents surveyed by Deloitte said…Read More