How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Contrary to popular belief, identity theft does not only affect your finances. In fact, it can affect anyone and apart from your bank account, it can target your children and medical information. Secured Document Shredding, LLC will address the different ways a person can steal your identity and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

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How IRS Is Helping Curb Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in conjunction with the State Tax Authority has waged a fight against identity theft through tax systems. During their previous summit, reports of notable progress on the initiative were tabled, while new procedures were laid out for the next phase.

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How to Keep Identity Theft at Bay

Identity theft is a massive problem that has affected seemingly countless individuals all over the United States and planet. It can lead to all sorts of headaches and inconveniences, too. Few things can be more frustrating than dealing with the effects of stolen credit cards. Identity theft can even do a number on your credit score. If you want to safeguard yourself from all of the negative effects identity theft can introduce to your life, then a few preventative measures can go a long way, to put it mildly.

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Shred personal documents to prevent identity theft

Identify theft is a serious problem that has victimized more than 13 million people in the United States. One of the most effective ways to stop this type of felony crime is to shred important documents containing personal information.

Once a thief compromises your identity, it can take months and even years to restore things back to normal. Identity thieves may be able to purchase items or acquire loans in your name. While it may seem a rather simple procedure to prove your identity, this is not always the case.

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Document Shredding: What to Shred, What to Keep

If you run a business where you are in possession of certain confidential information, you’ll want to look into the importance of paper shredding. In some instances, you’ll be required to discard of such sensitive information, making paper shredding an absolute necessity.

When you’re looking at your huge pile, or even an assortment of boxes, filled with documents, you may be faced with the difficulty of knowing what to do with the documents. Some should be kept for a few years, others you’ll have to hang onto indefinitely. But there are generally outdated files that you have to deal with. Here, we’ll offer a few tips so you’ll have a better idea of what to store, and what to destroy.

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Cloud based Document Retention Policies

There are many benefits associated with storing critical data in the cloud. For example, you can prevent it from being damaged onsite in a fire or other destructive event. You may be able to store it without the need to take up valuable physical space in your office, and you can easily access it or search through it from any location where you have an Internet connection. However, despite these and other incredible benefits, many businesses have not yet migrated into the cloud. A primary concern relates to the security of data.

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What happens to the paper that Residences shred.

The  shredded paper that  residence shred may be surprised to know that that even though they are placing shredded paper with the recyclable paper, the shredded paper does not get shredded.  It gets incinerated.  The reason is  because the County does not have the machinery to bale the small shreds of paper.  If you give us your shredded paper, we will take the paper to a certified paper recycler where the paper is baled and sent to a recycling center to make new product..