Document destruction for home and personal use.
Rapid technological innovations have made it easier for us to stay connected with each other. It also makes it easier for someone to commit identity fraud. Using stealing your mail or going through your trash, someone can compile a ‘profile’ on you. They can also use social media to collect more information about you.
Identity crime can be used to perpetrate other more serious crimes such as money laundering, tax evasion and dealing in stolen motor vehicles. Someone could use your credit card number to make purchases, or even your Medicare card to claim your benefits.
Therefore, it is important to dispose of all your personal documents securely. Buying a paper shredder for the house may seem like a good idea. However, the shredded paper may not be disposed of correctly. A professional document destruction company can help to safeguard your valuable personal information.
Firstly, it will shred your documents efficiently. Many home office shredders simply cut paper into long strips, which makes it easy to re-assemble. A professional paper shredder uses cross-shredding technology to ensure that your documents are irretrievably destroyed. It can also help to destroy hard drives and other digital media storage. For your peace of mind, you may even ask for a certification of destruction. You can sleep easy knowing that your personal documents will not fall into the wrong hands.
Secondly, all shredded documents are properly recycled. Not only are you keeping yourself safe, you are also being environmentally friendly.
What should you shred?
In an increasingly paperless world, you may be able to scan some of your important documents. This can help maximize the space in your home office. You can get the indoor plant you always wanted when you de-clutter your house of files.
There are some documents that you must hold onto for a certain period of time. For example:
– Tax records
– Pay stubs and bank statement
– Home purchase, sale or improvement documents
– Medical records and bills
– Bank statements
– Super annuation statement