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  • Drop Off Shredding At Our Location!

    Posted on April 30th, 2014 admin No comments

    Miami’s Leader for Confidential Paper Shredding and Data Destruction

    secure paper shreddingMicroShred specializes in shredding documents for residential, business and government organizations. If you have confidential and sensitive information that you would like completely destroyed, you can come to our location in Miami and watch it get shredded yourself.

    Don’t leave any opportunity for identity thieves to jump on! Shredding all your personal information is imperative. Trust the South Florida shredding experts at MicroShred, LLC for all your document and hard drive destruction needs! Materials are destroyed beyond recognition, reconstruction and readability. No need to remove paper clips, staples, binder clips or other fasteners. We shred everything!

    Upon completion, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction certifying the time and date your materials were destroyed.

    We Shred:

    • Paper
    • CDs
    • DVDs
    • Hard Drives

    Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured

    We are members of NAID (The National Association for Information Destruction), an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services who sets national standards for data destruction. Our primary objective is to protect and safeguard your confidential information with the highest level of security and value in the market.

    Trusted By Many Industries Throughout Miami & South Florida

    Our diverse clientele includes government offices, schools, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and law offices. We have established these relationships by providing our clients with superior security, outstanding customer service and cost effective pricing. No matter the type of organization, or whether you need to comply with FACTA, HIPAA or Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations, MicroShred is your answer for confidential shredding services.

    For more information, visit us here http://microshred.com/drop-off-paper-miami.htm

     

  • How to Remove a Hard Drive from a Computer:

    Posted on February 14th, 2014 admin No comments

    This video will show you how to remove a hard drive from a computer. MicroShred offers on-site hard drive destruction, but the hard drives must first be removed from its casing.

  • 1/25/13 Shredding Event w/ Boca Raton Police

    Posted on February 14th, 2014 admin No comments

    This is from WPEC news station that covered the MicroShred and the Boca Raton Police Department shredding event at Boca Town Center Mall on 01/25/13.

  • Experts in on-site document destruction:

    Posted on January 17th, 2014 admin No comments

    Call us for your free quote! (866) GO-SHRED or (305) 999-9234

  • Boca Raton Free Shredding Event 1-25-14

    Posted on January 15th, 2014 admin No comments

    Boca Raton Shred Event 1-25-14

    Saturday January 25, 2014 9am-12pm

    Boca Town Center Mall 6000 West Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 NW parking lot by Sears

    Deter Thieves By Safeguarding Your Personal Information! Shred Sensitive Material For Free!

    Residential Shredding Only – Limited to 5 Boxes No Commercial Shredding Permitted! No CDs, DVDs, Binders, X-Rays, Plastics, etc. There is a $10.00 Fee for Computer Hard Drive Shredding (Fee Paid Directly to MicroShred by Resident)

    For more information, contact MicroShred LLC http://microshred.com/

    MicroShred, LLC are specialists in providing mobile shredding services for Miami and South Florida. Our shredding company handles everything from small personal shredding services to large corporate document destruction services.

    We provide certified on-site shredding services and confidentially destroy all personal and/or business information under your supervision with our mobile shredding trucks. A certificate of destruction is provided upon completion.

  • FBI sting catches Broward man

    Posted on December 20th, 2013 admin No comments

    BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff

    A Broward County man accused of scheming in Key West to cash tens of thousands in fraudulent tax return checks has been arrested by undercover FBI agents, and is being detained on $250,000 bail.

    Federal court records state Victor Martinez Pantoja met with undercover operatives in two separate incidents in November. He gave them U.S. Treasury checks and fake driver’s licenses and Social Security cards in order to cash the bad checks.

    Pantoja was charged on suspicion of aggravated identity theft and theft of government property or money. As of Wednesday, he had not been indicted by a federal grand jury.

    In the first meeting on Nov. 21 at the Marriott Courtyard hotel, 3031-41 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Pantoja told the undercover agents he and a co-conspirator had obtained the fraudulent checks by filing false tax returns using identities of people who died in 2012, according to federal court records. The FBI alleges that Pantoja got those identities from the Internet, but the five-page complaint filed in court doesn’t state how or where Pantoja might have found that information online.

    “Pantoja further told the [undercover agents] that he made the driver licenses and Social Security cards on his computer and he agreed to produce counterfeit driver licenses and Social Security cards for the [agents],” the complaint states.

    He allegedly negotiated a deal with the undercover FBI agents to cash three U.S. Treasury checks worth a combined $27,263 and give him $20,500 of that. The rest they were to keep as part of the scheme.

    “Pantoja endorsed the back of each Treasury check by forging the names listed on the front of each Treasury check,” the complaint states.

    He also agreed at that meeting to bring more checks, worth about $100,000, back to Key West for another meeting with the agents on Nov. 26, records say.

    The undercover agents met with Pantoja on that date in Davie and recorded the meeting using audio and video equipment. Pantoja can be seen and heard giving them six checks worth a combined $35,547 before being arrested, according to court records.

    He has a detainment hearing scheduled in Fort Lauderdale. His arraignment was set also in Fort Lauderdale.

    Pantoja has been tentatively assigned a federal public defender.

  • IRS Refunded $4B to Identity Thieves

    Posted on November 25th, 2013 admin No comments

    More fraudulent refunds were sent to Miami than any other U.S. city — but 655 were sent to a single address in Lithuania, according to an inspector general’s report.

    The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday. The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai.

    In the U.S., more fraudulent returns went to Miami than any other city. Other top destinations were Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston.

    The IRS has stepped up efforts to fight identity theft, but thieves are getting more aggressive, said the report by J. Russell George, Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration. Last year, the IRS stopped more than $12 billion in fraudulent refunds from going to identity thieves, compared with $8 billion the year before.

    “Identity theft continues to be a serious problem with devastating consequences for taxpayers and an enormous impact on tax administration,” George said in a statement. The fraud “erodes taxpayer confidence in the federal tax system.”

    Thieves often steal Social Security numbers from people who don’t have to file tax returns, including the young, the old and people who have died, the report said. In other cases, thieves use stolen Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns before the legitimate taxpayer files.

    The IRS, which takes pride in issuing quick refunds, often sends them out before employers are required to file forms documenting wages, the report said.

    “The constantly evolving tactics used by scammers to commit identity theft continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS, and we take this issue very seriously,” the IRS said in a statement. “The IRS has a comprehensive and aggressive identity theft strategy that focuses on preventing refund fraud, investigating these crimes and assisting taxpayers victimized by it.”

    Despite budget cuts, the agency said, agents have resolved more than 565,000 cases of identity theft this year, three times the number of cases resolved at the same time last year.

    A separate report by George said the number of identity theft victims is on the rise as thieves get more aggressive.

    Through June, the IRS identified 1.6 million victims whose identities were stolen during this year’s tax filing season, the report said. That compares with 1.2 million victims in 2012.

    Many of these people didn’t realize they were victims until they submitted their returns only to learn from the IRS that someone else had already used their Social Security number to file and claim a refund.

    The IRS does a good job of eventually identifying the proper owner of Social Security numbers, but the process can be lengthy, the report said. For cases closed between August 2011 and July 2012, it took an average of 312 days to resolve the case and issue a proper refund, the report said.

    The IRS said it has resolved most of this year’s identity theft cases within 120 days.

    Last year, the IRS issued 1.1 million refunds to people using stolen Social Security numbers, the inspector general’s report said. Those refunds totaled $3.6 billion. By comparison, the IRS issued $5.2 billion in refunds to people who stole Social Security numbers in 2011, the report said.

    Additionally, the IRS issued 141,000 refunds last year to people using stolen taxpayer identification numbers, which are typically used by foreign citizens who earn money in the U.S. Those refunds totaled $385 million, the report said.

    Florida is a big target of identity theft in part because of the large number of older residents living there. Older and younger people can be targets for identity theft because many don’t meet the income requirements to file a federal tax return.

    Nearly 38,000 potentially fraudulent refunds, totaling $147 million, were sent to addresses in Miami, the report said.

    Among individual homes, one address in Orlando received 580 tax refunds totaling $870,000, the report said. Another Orlando address received 291 refunds totaling $466,000.

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has introduced a bill that would toughen criminal penalties for people who file fake tax returns under someone else’s name. The bill would also require the IRS to get legitimate taxpayers the refunds they’re due within 90 days.

    “While these reports show that some progress is being made in reducing tax fraud, it’s also clear that there is still much to be done and there are still a number of improvements that need to be made to protect both taxpayers and the U.S. Treasury,” Nelson said.

    (source)

  • Marco Rubio: Protect Americans from Obamacare Con Artists

    Posted on November 25th, 2013 admin No comments

    We are now entering the seventh week since Obamacare’s exchanges went live, and several big problems remain clear.

    • First, the website where people are supposed to buy insurance — or be penalized by the IRS for not doing so — is still plagued by technical problems and security concerns.
    • Second, despite hundreds of millions of dollars devoted to a Spanish-language Obamacare propaganda campaign, the Spanish-language Obamacare website hasn’t even been launched yet.
    • And, most troubling, is that millions of Americans are now being notified that they will lose the health plans they were happy with, along with the doctors they know and trust — something President Obama promised would never happen under Obamacare, although recent revelations show his administration has known for at least three years this was inevitable.

    All this means millions of Americans now have to shop for new health-insurance plans, but the websites they are supposed to buy insurance don’t work. In response, President Obama and his administration have steered people toward a 1-800 help line and in-person enrollment through Obamacare’s network of so-called “navigators.”

    This is a troubling proposition for the American people who are now being forced into other Obamacare enrollment options that could make them more susceptible to fraud and personal identity theft. As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted last week, there is no uniform standard of background checks conducted on navigators, and nothing to prevent convicted felons from becoming navigators.

    Americans know all too well the high personal and economic costs of fraud in our healthcare industry. For example, each year in Florida, we see hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars vanish into the hands of Medicare and Medicaid fraudsters, many of whom have found refuge from the American justice system in places like Cuba. And Hispanics in particular should be wary of entrusting just anyone to help them fill out government applications, as so many in our community have been victimized by so-called  notarios, who take immigrants’ money and immigration paperwork, and then do nothing for them.

    As Obamacare’s website failures push more people toward non-web enrollment options, the same kind of con artists who have been defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and immigrants will be inclined to do the same through Obamacare’s navigator network.

    And as time goes on, we will inevitably see more cases of people fraudulently posing as navigators, collecting personal information and then exploiting innocent victims. And while some states like Florida have taken proactive steps to raise standards for aspiring navigators and toughen consumer protection safeguards, many states have not.

    This is a recipe for people falling prey to fraud, identity theft or gross incompetence by those operating as Obamacare navigators.

    It is unacceptable that President Obama is forcing the American people to blindly trust the federal government’s website security and its network of navigators to help them comply with Obamacare. As consumers are being pushed to shop for insurance through Obamacare, navigators and other non-online options, they proceed with great care and caution against fraudsters intending to do them harm.

    Congress should also act, which is why I have introduced common-sense legislation to protect Americans from Obamacare-related identity theft committed by fraudulent navigators, crack down on fraudsters and raise background-check standards for people applying to be navigators.

    While this is not a fool-proof solution to address Obamacare’s problems, it is one that will provide a greater degree of protection and relief to the people dealing with the Obamacare’s consequences. While I believe Obamacare as a whole should be repealed and replaced, until we can do so, we must protect our people from its flaws.

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio represents Florida in the U.S. Senate.

    (source)

  • Document Destruction for Miami & South Florida

    Posted on November 25th, 2013 admin No comments

    Miami’s Leader for Confidential Paper Shredding and Destroying Data

    MicroShred, LLC offers several types of shredding services depending on your needs. We use highly trained, responsible and bonded service personnel to handle your confidential data. We also provide free estimates and a 30 day risk free trial for qualified companies interested in our mobile route services.

    All destruction is done by our mobile shredding trucks. We will come to your home or place of business and shred your confidential material without interfering with your daily operations. You may, of course, witness the process at any time. The materials are destroyed beyond recognition, reconstruction and readability. No need to remove paper clips, staples, binder clips or other fasteners. We shred everything!

    Upon completion, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction certifying the time and date your materials were destroyed. The obliterated material is then transported to our secured recycling facility. MicroShred recycles all of the paper that we’ve destroyed.

    Fully Licensed, Bonded & Insured

    We are members of NAID (The National Association for Information Destruction), an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services who sets national standards for data destruction. Our primary objective is to protect and safeguard your confidential information with the highest level of security and value in the market.

    Trusted By Many Industries Throughout Miami & South Florida

    Our diverse clientele includes government offices, schools, healthcare agencies, financial institutions, manufacturing companies and law offices. We have established these relationships by providing our clients with superior security, outstanding customer service and cost effective pricing. No matter the type of organization, or whether you need to comply with FACTA, HIPAA or Gramm-Leach-Bliley regulations, MicroShred is your answer for confidential shredding services.

    Contact Us Today!

    MicroShred, LLC
    19593 NE 10th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33179         

    Tel: 305-999-9234

  • Our Newest Testimonial from the City of North Miami Beach Police Department:

    Posted on October 30th, 2013 admin No comments

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    October 21, 2013

    MicroShred, LLC
    19593 NE 10th Ave., Bldg. 4 Bay A
    North Miami, FL 33179

    Dear Ms. Ciechanowiecki:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank MicroShred for volunteering to assist us in our crime prevention efforts during our recent Community Safety Day.

    The fact that MicroShred donates its time and resources to give the member of our community the opportunity to shred their personal documents and protect themselves from potential fraud and identity theft is very commendable. We consider our partnership in these efforts invaluable and hope to work with you on future crime prevention endeavors.

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