Why Shred Your
Papers & Documents?
Identity Theft • Security • Compliance • Save Time & Money
Why should you use The Shred Source to shred your documents?
Because, every business has information that requires secure destruction. At some point every business has to dispose of confidential information. Customer lists, confidential client information, credit card and sales receipts, personnel and payroll records all need to be kept secure. Both your customers and employees have the legal right to have this information protected.
Taking the proper steps and protocols to secure this information is not only every business owners responsibility but also it is now a legal obligation. Though it is not widely known, if any of this information ends up in a dumpster, it legally becomes fair game to anyone who finds it.
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. The Shred Source paper shredding and document destruction services, significantly reduces your risk when disposing of confidential information.
Protecting the security of your private information is our business. Once the decision is made to use The Shred Source for all your secure destruction needs you can rest assured that the chain of custody will remain unbroken. Not until complete destruction of your documents has taken place will any paper be brought to our recycling facility.
Why recycling is not the answer
Recently enacted laws mandating document destruction compliance have proven that recycling is not the answer. Recycling implemented, as a form of information destruction is simply not a safe practice. Recyclers have no fiduciary responsibility to insure the security of on the paper in their care custody and control.
What to Shred
Anything that has a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information.
Address labels from junk mail and magazines
ATM receipts, Bank statements
Birth certificate copies
Canceled and voided checks
Credit and charge card bills, carbon copies, summaries and receipts
Credit reports and histories
Documents containing maiden name
(used by credit card companies for security reasons)
Documents containing name, address, phone or e-mail address
Documents relating to investments
Documents containing passwords or PIN numbers
Driver's licenses or items with a driver's license number
Employee pay stubs
Expired passports and visas
Unlaminated identification cards
(college IDs, state IDs, employee ID badges, military IDs)
Investment, stock and property transactions
Items with a signature
(leases, contracts, letters)
Medical and dental records
Papers with a Social Security number
Pre-approved credit card applications
Receipts with checking account numbers
Resumés or curriculum vitae
Used airline tickets
Utility bills (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)