Identity theft is often thought of in terms of credit scores and bank accounts, however, the same information used to meddle with your credit can be used to mess with your taxes. Getting jobs, filing returns, when hackers use your personal information in this manner, it is regarded as Tax Identity Theft. While the paperwork needed to correct this is a hassle in and of itself, the resulting delay in refunds could be detrimental for those enduring hardships.Continue reading Avoid Tax Identity Theft
In the business world, online and offline, data continues to grow every second. Although this presents more opportunities for data destruction companies, it also introduces unique challenges. Having a secure data destruction plan that is also environmentally-friendly is key. And the firms in the data destruction industry that practice effective recycling methods will stand out as leaders.Continue reading Environmentally Friendly Data Destruction
In 2019, 14.4 million victims bore a massive financial burden of identity fraud. If you do not protect your identity, you could also become a victim. One of the simple ways of protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud is by shredding crucial documents that you no longer use. This is where paper shredders come in handy.Continue reading Choosing Between Strip Cut and Cross Cut Shredders
Physical data destruction is defined differently among different stakeholders. Some tend to think that physical data destruction means the literal destruction of the media used to hold the data. In a sense, that might be true since the process involves the destruction of the data media.Continue reading Physical Data Destruction
As a species, we first successfully went to space on April 12, 1961, and landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. The International Space Station was built in 1998. We have been going to space for over half a century, and we are just now seeing what could be the first space crime. Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut, has been accused of identity theft by her ex-wife, Summer Worden. The alleged crime happened from a NASA computer on the ISS.Continue reading Identity Theft form Space?
Data is valuable, but a data breach can make it even more valuable to the wrong people. The nation of Ecuador experienced a massive data breach of epic proportions. While much of the information belonged to citizens that are deceased, the remainder was for nearly 7 million minors. What can you do to prevent this, and the expense that comes with it?Continue reading How Your Company Can Prevent Costly Data Breaches?
Many companies desire to keep their confidential information secure. Keeping unnecessary confidential documents too long in a secure area can become overwhelming. Once a company identifies these documents, it is important to make certain they are properly destroyed. Mobile Paper Shredding is a way for a company to have their shredding needs met without leaving the security of their location.Read more
Mismanaging important personal or financial documents can lead to no end of problems. Ensuring that all tax information, pay stubs and statements that may contain financial or account information are kept on hand for as long as they are needed, and that they have been properly and securely disposed of as soon as they are not, are matters that should never be left to chance. Proper organization and professional shredding and document destruction services can both play an important role in keeping important data and documents safe and secure.Continue reading How to Better Manage, Store and Securely Destroy Important Documents
Identity theft is not a problem that just affects the private sector. The IRS has been struggling with it for many years as well. But a recent report indicates that they are having significant success fighting it.Continue reading How the IRS Is Fighting Identity Theft
Identity theft is becoming a more common occurrence every single day. It takes place when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your authorization. This includes your social security number, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, personal medical information, and even your name and address.Continue reading How to Prevent Identity Theft