Dumpster Diving is Real: Keep Your Company Secure with Professional Document Shredding
Spring cleaning is important in all aspects of personal and professional life. It’s a chance to clean out the old to make room for the new, a great opportunity to organize, remove clutter, and enjoy a fresh start to the season. Although sorting through paperwork may be a task you dread, it’s an important one for Wisconsin business organizations. Now is the time to get organized by sorting through bills, contracts, and invoices. What’s the most important part? It’s how you process the confidential documents that you no longer need to refer to or retain.
While many companies have effective document management procedures in place, there are still some that fail to properly dispose of sensitive information. Here in Wisconsin and across the U.S., tossing these records in the trash may be one of the biggest and most unnecessary errors one could make. As soon as records go in an open dumpster they are extremely vulnerable to a breach. In the hands of the wrong person, this confidential information could be enough to lead to fraudulent activity.
Regardless of whether a business document contains critical financial details or not, chances are it will still contain some private personal details that should stay protected. Secure your name, address, telephone number, credit card number and bank account numbers at all times to prevent unauthorized exposure. When it comes down to it, if you aren’t shredding your confidential documents, your confidential information is not safe. Dumpster diving really happens. If your business falls prey to this activity, there could be significant consequences.
Regular Document Shredding Means Sensitive Information Won’t Land in Dumpsters
What is the probability that an individual will sort through the trash? You may think the chances are slim that someone would take the time to examine your trash, but what happens when you’re wrong?
Never underestimate what identity thieves are capable of, even with the smallest bit of information. A determined and prepared criminal with the essential resources to carry out a crime can put you in a situation where your bank account rapidly diminishes, or unauthorized credit card purchases occur on accounts you never opened in your name. The best bet is to always turn to professional document destruction. It’s the easiest and most trustworthy means of document disposal.
Document Shredding Ensures Sensitive Information is Irrecoverable
- Refrain from placing documents containing your Social Security Number, driver’s license number, bank account numbers, etc. in the trash.
- Shred old credit and debit cards for highest security levels. Outsource this job to a trusted professional in the industry, such as Abraham’s On-site Shredding Service in Wisconsin.
- Securely shred all financial records that contain confidential information. Using a professional document shredding company increases compliance and reduces costs.
When you choose Abraham’s On-Site Shredding Service to handle all of your confidential business documents, your security is of utmost concern and is handled with processes that are in strict accordance with privacy laws. While identity theft can be devastating and difficult to overcome, it’s also easy to prevent with the proper preventative measures. Protect your employees and customers by making professional document shredding part of your spring cleaning process.
We offer shredding services specifically for both individuals and companies. We’ll ensure your security needs are met and that you receive timely service each and every time. Get in touch with us to discuss with us your requirements and how our customized on-site shredding option might be perfect for your Wisconsin business.