We all know identify theft is on the rise, and it is becoming a more complicated task to try and prevent. Paper trails are some of the most common ways that personal information is being taken especially when it is just tossed into the trash. Many convicted identity theft criminals admit to stealing personal information from garbage and mail boxes. So, the question that begs an answer is are you preventing identity theft in the right way?
Many companies don’t follow correct procedures when disposing of secure documents which can lead to fines and potential theft. Unfortunately, many places don’t fully understand many of the rules and regulations set in place by FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) and could be in violation of these guidelines for destroying documents. It is vital to shred documents that contain personal information such as social security numbers, bank numbers, and credit card accounts. In-house shredders can be expensive, noisy, and hard to maintain and it is also hard to make sure your employees are following the correct protocol for storing paper in locked disposal containers before shredding.
Contrary to what some may think, businesses do not have to do the shredding of important documents with sensitive information themselves. Hiring a professional shredding company to take care of your secure documents can help your company make sure that you are shredding and disposing of your documents correctly. Shred With Us is fully compliant with all FACTA regulations and has multiple options for on-site and off-site shredding to meet all of your needs. Shred With Us even allows you to witness the shredding and provides certificates of disposal. If you aren’t sure that you are protecting your clients identify by disposing of paper correctly contact Shred With Us for secure disposal of documents today.