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More than 12.5 million American consumers were victims of identity theft in 2015. These thieves stole 16 billion dollars. It's never been more important for your business to keep your customer's personal information secure. This includes any paper or digital files with addresses, credit card numbers, bank account information and/or dates of birth as well as social security numbers. Armed with just a few of these elements, thieves can quickly apply for credit in your customer's name before the victim even realizes there has been a theft.
Destroying and discarding paper records safely can be labor-intensive and expensive. That's where hiring a shredding service can be a big asset. Such a service can help you be confident that you are upholding the trust that your customers put in you when they share their information. However, efficient record shredding is just one of many advantages to hiring a shredding service.
Benefits of using a shredding service
1. Security. Having a shredding service destroy your paper documents helps to give you and your customers the security of knowing there is little chance of the information on these documents being compromised. Employees of shredding companies are bonded and required to submit to a thorough background check.
2. Environmentally-friendly. Most shredding services take your shredded records to a recycling center, where they can be used to make new paper, rather than simply dumping them in a land fill.
3. Saves time and labor. When you hire a shredding service, you don't have to hire and vet new employees or have your existing staff take time away from their other responsibilities.A shredding service will come to your business site in a semi or trailer and perform the work right there.
4. Digital files, too. Digital files, such as those on flash drives and CDs, can also compromise your customers' personal information when they are discarded. Many shredding services will also break CDs into tiny bits and wipe flash drives so that the information is jumbled and useless to potential thieves.
While using a shredding service is not necessarily the right choice for every business, this type of service is time and labor-efficient, can help further your company's "green" initiative and, of course, help give you and your customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your discarded files are being destroyed in a way that thieves won't be able to use them to steal from your customers. Visit a site like http://www.vitalrecordscontrol.com or a similar site for more information.Share
18 March 2016