How can criminals use your un-shredded documents?
In this digital age, it can sometimes be unbelievable that crimes such as identity fraud can be committed from something as simple as an un-shredded document. However, many criminals use data from unattended offices and paper that hasn’t been shredded to forge new identities and use someone’s personal information to either commit a crime or cover up past offences. Shredded Neat offer both off-site and on-site shredding for domestic and business purposes, so that your confidential information stays private even after you’re ready to throw it away.
Shred Documents To Avoid Identity Theft?
Identity theft is a serious crime but leaving your documents un-shredded can only aid those who know where to look for someone’s personal information. Documents from old driver’s licences to junk mail can all be used as a source for someone to commit fraudulent activity using your name, address and other details of your life.
Dispose Your Financial Documents Immediately
Of course, your financial documents should be shredded as soon as you’ve finished with them. This includes bank statements, wage slips, credit card bills and online purchase orders. However, even items that many would brush off as junk mail can be a gold mine for criminals. For example, if you’ve been pre-approved for a credit card, anyone can fill out the form that comes with the letter and use your data to spend your money.
Regular shredding machines often don’t do a great job of properly destroying your papers or old cards, not to mention they are prone to overheating when faced with a large quantity. You don’t need a regular contract with Shredded Neat to use our shredding services, instead we offer off-site and purging solutions, perfect for one-offs and for those who don’t produce enough waste for regular pickups. See more of Shredded Neat’s off-sites shredding procedure here.
Alternatively, if you are a business who needs scheduled on-site shredding, our team are happy to help. Whether you’re shredding for personal or business reasons, Shredded Neat are fully compliant with GDPR 2018 and the Data Protection Act 1998, ensuring your information is destroyed with a certification to keep on your permanent files. Take a look at our on-site shredding service for more information.
Keep Your Personal Information Safe With Shredded Neat
Keep your personal information away from criminal activity and use the state-of-the-art shredding solutions from Shredded Neat. Our team are on hand to answer any questions or queries you have about any of our services, so call an adviser on 0800 234 6660 today, or if you want to arrange a call back at a time that suits you, contact Shredded Neat online.