That's why, as a business owner, it's your responsibility to make sure that you safeguard that information -- not just your customers', but your employees' as well. As paperwork becomes outdated, whether that means it's actually no longer accurate or just that it's been transferred into a digital format, it's your responsibility to make sure the papers get destroyed.
The thing about identity thieves is that they understand how much money they can make for a relatively little amount of effort. If you could get access to several thousand dollars free and clear, would you be willing to go dumpster diving and spend an afternoon piecing together strips of paper? Of course you would. Shredding paper in a little office-sized paper shredder and putting it in the garbage is the equivalent of locking your car door when you walk away -- it keeps honest people honest, but a thief will take those extra few steps and walk away with the cash.
At the next level up, you could purchase a cross-cutting shredder. That multiplies the effort it takes to recreate a shredded document -- but you're still just leaving it out there in the garbage for anyone to find. The better answer is to hire a paper shredding service. A reputable paper shredding company will take your paperwork, shred it without ever looking at it, take the garbage far away from your place of business, and make sure it reaches the landfill without anyone poking around in it.
That's taking care of your customers -- that's taking responsibility. Contact Paper Recycling and Shredding Specialists and protect your business today.
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