How Paper Shredding Can Prevent Identity Theft
Did you know that fraud and ID theft costs the UK economy around £193 billion a year? Whilst in this day and age, identity theft from un-shredded documents might sound archaic, thieves are still collecting your personal data from documents that you throw away without properly destroying. Whilst individuals are of course being targeted, businesses are not exempt from becoming victims of ID fraud. Luckily, Shredded Neat is on hand to help you with our top-class shredding services for both domestic and commercial customers.
Do I need to shred my documents?
Yes, everyone should shred their important documents once they have no use for them.
Criminals can take information from bank statements, bills, pre-approved credit card letters etc, and ruin your name and credit by opening accounts using your identity. Even receipts from cash machines and old pay slips should be properly destroyed through shredding.
Similarly, businesses hold important information for their clients and employees including their address, national insurance number, bank information etc, all of which someone could use to steal an identity.
How to prevent ID theft
The best way to prevent ID theft is to ensure that all your documents are shredded properly. Anything that is online needs to have added security to it, and of course never give your information out to anyone you don’t one hundred percent trust.
Choosing a company such as Shredded Neat to help efficiently get rid of your confidential papers is an economically sound move as you can choose from our range of shredding services. This includes mobile on-site, purging (one-time), and off-site solutions.
Why choose Shredded Neat?
Shredded Neat are an ISO accredited company dedicated to ensuring that any of your private and confidential documents don’t end up in the wrong hands through our exceptional shredding solutions for both domestic and commercial properties.
Shredded Neat can help you save time and money by taking the tedious chore of paper shredding off your hands, all you need to do is fill the secure bins or bags we provide as part of our service and we will take care of the rest. Not only will you be ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and GDPR (2018), but you’ll be working towards an eco-friendly office as Shredded Neat send shredded paper and cardboard to be recycled.
You don’t have to enter into a contract with Shredded Neat for our team to help dispose of any unwanted important documents properly. We offer a one-time purge service for those who have a back-log of papers and need a quick solution to get rid of them without leaving yourself open to become a victim of ID theft. You can see more of Shredded Neat’s purging service here.
Stay protected against ID theft by shredding your documents
Even in 2018, it is important that you ensure your financial, important and confidential documents are properly disposed of, as criminals can take advantage of your un-shredded papers. If you want to stay protected, then get in touch with Shredded Neat today. You can call us directly on 0800 234 6660, or alternatively contact our team online and an expert adviser will call you back at a time that works for you.