When someone applies for a loan, they expect to be approved. Unfortunately, some people find that their credit has been marred by someone other than themselves. A stranger managed to open credit cards, charge them up, and fail to pay them. This type of crime is called identity theft, and no one is immune from it. Thieves will root through garbage to find documents with personal identification information. They will use unwiped hard drives to piece together bits of data. These efforts, along with many online scams, are used to steal the identities of hardworking individuals. It is prolific enough that April 13th is known as Identity Theft Day. If you house personal information for clients, you will want to ensure that you have processes to protect them and save your reputation. A dependable and certified data management company is the first place to turn.
It is possible to put the brakes on a thief’s ability to steal your clients’ identities and even yours. Here are some steps to stop identity theft:
Crown Information Management provides total paper shredding and hard drive destruction services. We understand the need to ensure no one can utilize personal information left on outdated documents or computers. We work with you to institute a comprehensive document shredding system, including:
You can rest easier knowing that Crown Information Management has your shredding and other destruction services under control.
To destroy documents and hard drives to prevent identity theft, put our team to work for you. Call Crown Information Management at 800-979-9545 or contact us online to schedule a consultation or learn more about the process.