Archive for October 2017
ICYMI: Data Breaches, Identity Theft, Recycling, Oh My!
Here’s what you missed this month on the Legal Shred blog: your source for identity protection! November is practically here, which means we are closer to the end of the year, gearing up for the peak season of fall, and readying ourselves for the holidays. In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the…Read More
Beware Of These Halloween Identity Theft Scams
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…Read More
Don’t Let Identity Thieves Trick You This Halloween
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 with these Halloween safety tips. 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…Read More
2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive
Legal Shred Inc. is hosting a food drive for Thanksgiving. All collected, non-perishable food items will be donated to a local food bank, Resurrection Catholic Church, to be distributed to families in need, for preparation of Thanksgiving dinner. In exchange for any donated non-perishable food item, Legal Shred Inc. is offering FREE shredding of your…Read More
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…Read More
The Importance of Recycling Shredded Paper
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…Read More
What Happens To Shredded Paper?
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;…Read More
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,…Read More
Data Breach Prevention: Do You Do Any of THESE Work Habits? You May Be Compromising Your Work Security
If you’re guilty of any of these work habits, you may be more susceptible to a data breach than you realize. In 2016, reported data breaches increased by 40%. Yahoo also announced the largest data breach in history last year, affecting more than one billion accounts. More recently, Equifax made it known that hackers broke…Read More