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Tax-Related Identity Theft: What it Is and How to Prevent It

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The April 15th tax filing deadline is past. But just because you’ve filed your taxes doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Tax-related identity theft is a year-round problem. In this blog, we explain the specifics of tax-related identity theft and how to avoid becoming a victim. What is Tax-Related Identity Theft? Tax-related identity theft is…

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8 Excellent Reasons to Shred Your Documents

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Document shredding is critical for keeping confidential information out of the wrong hands, but it’s not the only reason to destroy your documents. Here are eight excellent reasons to shred your documents: 1. Privacy Breach Prevention We’ve all seen it. A day rarely passes without a news headline mentioning a corporate data breach. Stolen business…

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What to Consider When Choosing a Shredding Services Vendor

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Choosing a shredding services vendor can be daunting. Your time is too valuable to waste it while making multiple phone calls to get quotes and compare companies. We’re here to help. Here are several factors to consider when outsourcing your shredding: Reputation Investing in a shredding service involves handing over sensitive and confidential information to…

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3 Low-Tech Threats to Your Business Information

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In the Digital Age, every business needs to protect against phishing, hacking, and malware. But not every threat involves sophisticated cyber skills. Thieves look for the weakest points of vulnerability, and if your security strategy doesn’t include protecting hard copy data, your entire business is at risk. In this blog, we discuss three low-tech threats…

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5 Document Shredding Myths, Debunked

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When it comes to protecting your information, it pays to know the facts. Yet in talking to thousands of customers over the years, we realize just how many organizations are uninformed about document shredding. We want you to know the facts. Here are five common document shredding myths to avoid: Myth 1: Shredding Takes Too…

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DIY Shredding vs. Professional Shredding

Every business must have a plan for expired documents. It comes down to two options: you can either shred in-house or outsource your document destruction to a shredding services company. In this blog, we discuss the differences between in-house shredding and professional shredding. Cost It’s easy to overlook the costs associated with in-house shredding. Consumer-grade…

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Privacy Protection for Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

Nothing says “bah-humbug” more than identity theft during the holiday season. Unfortunately, December is the time of year when Americans are most vulnerable to having their personal information stolen. In honor of National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, here are several tips for protecting your privacy. Don’t Trash Documents Your trash is a gift…

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What to Ask a Prospective Shredding Services Provider

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You do everything in your power to protect the privacy of your information, but are you confident your shredding services provider shares your commitment to information security? Before selecting a shredding services provider, ask the following questions: Do you offer on mobile on-site shredding? Mobile on-site shredding offers several benefits over off-site shredding. Your documents…

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Organizing a Purge Shredding Day for Your Business

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Nothing stifles business productivity more than a cluttered and cramped office. Searching for misplaced files and documents eats up valuable time, and as piles of paper information build up, stress levels increase. Regular document purges keep your business efficient and profitable. In this blog, we offer tips to help you organize a purge shredding day…

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