You might think personal shredding services are over the top, but ask around and you’ll quickly find someone who’s been the victim of fraud.
Whether it’s a fraudulent charge on a credit card, or something more serious like identity theft, this is where personal shredding services come in.
There’s no doubt this type of criminal activity is on the rise. And though you might think it’s mostly occurring in cyber space, oftentimes it’s happening as a result of stolen hard copies of documents containing our personal information. With iShred’s personal shredding services, you can breathe a sigh of relief.
The fact is that storing documents containing personal data in the garage is not safe enough, nor is discarding them in general waste. The only way to ensure the complete destruction of documents containing sensitive information is to shred them using a professional shredding service.
Any paperwork containing information such as a name, date of birth, address, Medicare number, bank account, or license number can be used by criminals to build a profile of who we are, and wreak havoc in our lives. With enough personal information, thieves can not only access our current bank accounts, but apply for additional credit cards and loans, and potentially destroy our credit rating. They can also set up or take over existing mobile and internet services, and lodge fraudulent tax returns. There’s also the risk of identity thieves misrepresenting and embarrassing us socially via hacked social media accounts.
Once our identity has been stolen, wrangling it out of the hands of criminals or criminal syndicates can be costly, time consuming and emotionally devastating. Disposing of documents safely and securely from the outset is the best way to avoid theft of personal information contained in hard copies.
When it comes to protecting our personal information now is the time for increased vigilance, so safeguard your future by contacting iShred and booking your secure shredding service.