The bottom line: : Shred Often!! Top five reasons

Shredding decreases litigation & fraud!

Shredding increases the protection & security of client, employee & personal information!

 

  1. Prevent Identity Theft: Identity theft is on the rise! Nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft, according to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll. That same survey indicates nearly 15 million consumers experienced identity theft in 2017. While there are many stories of identity theft in the news, many of these stories are the result of data breaches. Data breaches occur when a company or other organization’s customer’s records (which may include full names, Social Security numbers, and other personal information) are accessed fraudulently. *source:www.lifelock.com
  1. Protect your customers/clients: It’s important that you do everything you can to protect your customers’ identities. Many businesses capture a customer or client’s personal information on forms, orders, etc. If this information isn’t needed long-term, it’s important that it’s shredded right away. If this gets in the wrong hands, it can lead to identity theft.
  2. It’s the Law: Every US business is regulated by a government agency.It is the business’s responsibility to follow and enforce the regulations set by these agencies. Penalties and fines can be assessed for not following these rules and regulations, and these can be severe. This is an expense your business doesn’t need, and one that can be prevented with a proper document destruction schedule.
  3. Protect your employees: Employees (current and past) have a legal right to privacy, and they expect that you will keep their personal information safe. Simply filing away personal employee information is not enough. Active employee records should be securely stored, and old expired employee documents should be properly shredded.
  4. Save Space: Office space is valuable and shouldn’t be filled with old documents. Take the time to sort these documents and set up a proper shredding plan for your office to prevent document accumulation. This will help save space and keep your office safe from data breaches. 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE:  Shred Often!!

Call 866-798-7400 or email customerservice@citadelim.com to learn about our shredding service options and processes (service on a set-schedule, purge-shred when you have a large amount to be picked up at your location or at a storage location, product destruction and more).

As always, don’t forget to regularly check updates from the FTC (https://www.ftc.gov) and other government agencies for your industry rules and regulations on document destruction.

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