Document shredding is a process used to destroy paper documents by cutting the paper into very small pieces. There are two main reasons why document shredding is important: to prevent identity theft and safely dispose of confidential information.
Identity theft is one of the fasted growing crimes. Even though we are in the cyber age and computer hacking is on also on the rise, most identity theft information is obtained through hard copy paper sources. One or two pieces of personal information from your garbage are all that is required to steal your identity.
What to Shred
- (used by credit card companies for security reasons)
- (college IDs, state IDs, employee ID badges, military IDs)
- (leases, contracts, letters)
- (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)