Posted on October 16th, 2013 No comments
South Florida’s Leading Company for Secure Paper and Data Destruction
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 private information with the highest level of security and value in the market.
Trusted By Many Industries
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.
Paper Shredding Regulations
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
MicroShred offers many secure shredding solutions for every confidentiality need:
On-Site Scheduled Routes – Daily, weekly, monthly and semi-monthly scheduled route services are available. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office-friendly bins are provided at no charge to easily store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.
Off-Site Document Destruction – While our core business is mobile/on-site document destruction, we will provide off-site shredding services at no extra charge when a client requests it. MicroShred’s customer service representatives will come to your location, collect the material designated for destruction and safely transport it to our facility to be destroyed immediately upon arrival.
Occasional Purge Program – For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional shredding service, we offer a specially priced purge program.
Excess or Rejected Inventory – Protect your company from possible ID theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as CDs, DVDs, magnetic tapes/discs, audio/video tapes, films/microfiche, plastic ID cards, x-rays, uniforms, labels, pill bottles and any other medical or commercial products of plastics and light metals can be easily destroyed by our trucks.
Computer Hard Drive Destruction & Disposal – MicroShred’s shredding trucks are equipped with two independent powerful shredders, one for paper shredding and the other designed to destroy computer hard drives and related media. The shreds are kept uncontaminated by one another in separate compartments for recycling purposes. This allows both paper and hard drives to be shredded on the same service stop.
Financial Record Destruction – MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs. Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents. Our mobile units come to you and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.
Medical Record Destruction – Did you know that medical records are one of the primary targets for identity thieves? Thieves can steal your identity to get health services or insurance under your name. And just like your credit history, it’s important to keep track of your medical records, shredding any copies of them the second you’re done.
Legal Document Destruction – It’s a well established fact that attorneys who deal with their clients’ financial activities fall under the mandated provisions of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 – better known as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, or GLB. If your practice menu includes real estate closings, financial planning, or estate planning – or if you represent a client in any other financial area – you fall under GLB guidelines.
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Following a two year investigation, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says it has busted a major identity theft crime ring operating in South Florida and throughout the state.
Eight people have been indicted on federal charges and six are in custody, according to BSO Sergeant Rich Rossman, of the Organized Retail Crime Unit.
“This was their business,” Rossman told CBS 4′s Carey Codd. “I get up and go to work for the Sheriff’s Office they get up commit identity theft, credit card fraud, just fraud in general.”
The ringleader, Rossman says, is Andrew Ware. Photos provided by BSO show Ware showing off his riches — cash, jewelry — along with an assault rifle at his feet.
“They’re showing off,” Rossman said. “They mention they’ve got other weapons.”
BSO says Ware and 5 others have been arrested — David Tilus, Alex Dontfred, Latanya Ware, Latonya Ware and Sherika Rowe. Investigators say they hope to arrest two others – Jaqwayn Henry and Fritznel Etienne. Rossman says the group is accused of stealing the identities of dozens of people and using credit cards in victim’s names.
The federal indictment says the majority of the crimes took place at WalMart store. Rossman says Ware and his group had inside help.
“They had people on the inside obtaining pertinent information — Social Security numbers, dates of birth all of the various things that would be necessary to commit identity theft, credit card fraud,” Rossman said.
Rossman says the group also committed tax fraud — filing phony tax returns — and in all brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Late last week BSO rounded up Ware and several others on federal charges including wire fraud. Sgt. Rossman says this case began as a routine fraud case two years ago then spiraled into a lengthy investigation.
“They’re real bad guys that we’ve just taken off the streets,” Rossman said.
Investigators say identity theft groups like this one are sophisticated and take time to take down and they warn everyone to safeguard their personal information.
“If these people get a hold of a Social (Security number), and a name and date of birth they can do a lot of damage,” Rossman said.
The suspects in the case are facing significant prison time if convicted.
Rossman says that identity theft remains a huge problem. Investigators offer a few tips — like protecting your passwords, shredding important documents and making sure you secure your wireless network at home. Also, when you use a public wireless network be careful of the websites you visit and don’t reveal any private information.
MIAMI – Federal authorities in South Florida say a weeklong sweep targeting identity theft-tax fraud crime has resulted in charges against 45 people in 30 separate cases.
Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer says the cases were investigated by the South Florida Identity Theft Tax Fraud Strike Force. That unit includes federal agencies as well as state and local law enforcement.
Ferrer says those charged were responsible for at least 22,000 stolen or compromised identities. Many were insiders that used jobs at places such as health care providers, restaurants, schools and prisons to gain access to the identities.
The identities were used in attempts to claim more than $38 million in fraudulent tax refunds. Of that amount, about $11.5 million was actually paid out in these latest cases.
A Miami cop who stole 1,000 identities from a police database to score fraudulent income-tax refunds was found guilty in federal court Thursday.
Malinsky Bazile, 28, collected about $140,000 from the scam in 2011-12.
Bazile, who joined the Miami Police Department in 2008, was immediately taken into custody while he awaits sentencing.
Bazile’s prosecution marked the first time a South Florida law enforcement officer was convicted of identity theft and tax-refund fraud, a crime that has spread across the state.
The 12-person federal jury in Fort Lauderdale took less than one hour to convict Bazile, whose trial started Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenbaum.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Berger prosecuted Bazile’s case, which was investigated by an FBI anti-corruption task force, including Miami internal affairs detectives.
Before his arrest earlier this year, Bazile had helped the FBI target another Miami cop, Vital Frederick, suspected of committing the same type of crime. Frederick, 27, was standing trial this week in Miami federal court, with closing arguments on Thursday. A jury will begin deliberations Friday.
Authorities Accuse South Florida Man of Identity Theft, Years After He Won $2 Million Verdict Against City of Sweetwater
Federal agents have hauled in 44 people who the government claims participated in a massive identity theft and tax fraud scheme across South Florida. One of them has been in the public eye before – Peter Michael Daniel.
He won millions of dollars in a judgment against the city of Sweetwater and on Friday his parents told NBC 6 Daniel hasn’t done anything wrong.
Daniel won a $2 million dollar verdict against the City of Sweetwater. As a 19-year-old a decade ago he claimed police, who thought he had stolen another cop’s jet ski, took him to a cell and beat him so badly he suffered head trauma, a lacerated liver and spleen, and needed emergency surgery.
Now federal agents and prosecutors have charged Daniel, 29, with identity theft. The indictment says he committed device fraud for his unauthorized possession of at least 15 other people’s Social Security numbers.
“There’s a lot of allegations. He will have his day in court,” his mother Lourdes Lima said.
Daniel’s parents said he was inside their west Miami-Dade home today, but couldn’t talk about the allegations. They said their son is completely innocent and believed the information he had was part of a legitimate business.
“He’s not in jail. He’s not in jail. He’s OK, he’s fine and he will be fine,” his stepfather Juan Lima said. “As soon as we get everything straightened out he will be fine.”
The parents also said anything Daniel had was given to him by someone close to them they trusted.
Daniel told the magistrate judge at his bond hearing that he was out of funds and a public defender was initially assigned to him.
His mother called NBC 6 after a crew left their home to say that separate charges the county brought against him were dropped last year and they ultimately expect the same in federal court.
The U.S. attorney’s office said that the ID theft and tax fraud ring was widespread and did significant damage.
Everything about our company is professional. MicroShred is 100% reliable and offers highly confidential document shredding services. Our customer’s security and safety is our number one priority and we want to protect them from any type of identity theft or fraud.
MicroShred offers a variety of services including the following: on-site & off-site document shredding, excess or rejected inventory destruction, computer hard drive destruction, financial record shredding, legal document destruction, medical data destruction, and paper recycling.
After each service visit, we provide customers with a Certificate of Destruction (COD). The COD includes the date of service and acts as proof that all confidential documents were destroyed beyond recognition and disposed of properly. Finally, MicroShred is environmentally friendly, as all the paper shreds are taken to a recycling center to be transformed into new material.
There are numerous reasons to choose MicroShred as your Miami paper shredding company. Our services will ensure your home and/or business is protected, so you can focus on what really matters.
Posted on October 12th, 2013 No comments
Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) October 04, 2013
Come to our free, secure and confidential paper and hard drive shredding event in Miami! Shredding documents is a key step in identity theft prevention.
October 13th 2013
North Miami Beach Police Department
16901 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
* The limit of shredding is 5 boxes per person. Hard drive destruction is $10.00 each hard drive, paid in cash to MicroShred employees.
About MicroShred, LLC:
We provide certified paper and media shredding services and confidentially destroy all personal / business information under your supervision with our mobile shredding trucks.
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. They pass stringent background checks periodically and wear a MicroShred clearance badge. We provide free estimates and a 30 day risk free trial for qualified companies interested in our mobile route services.
Posted on October 12th, 2013 No comments
Shredding sensitive or confidential documents are beneficial in keeping personal information, just that, personal.Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No comments
There is nothing that can be worse than walking into a car dealership, trying to get approved for a new car that you desperately need, and learn that you have already bought the car last week, your debt to income ratio is too high, you have a few extra credit cards to your name, and none of this you have known anything about! As you sit stunned trying to comprehend what has happened, the identity thief is driving away in a brand new Audi under your name. Unfortunately, you have been a victim of identity theft.
In today’s world there is such a concern about identity theft because it surrounds us whether it is in your own place of business, where you bank, paying bills online or even just shopping online. The need to take measurable steps to protect oneself has become a daily norm for us. So what measures can you take to protect yourself from desperate thieves who want to wreak havoc on your life?
Shredding sensitive or confidential documents are beneficial in keeping personal information, just that, personal. With technology evolving, programs are sometimes difficult to access to gain a person’s private information. However, if you accidentally throw away any paperwork that contains personal information like your full name, address, social security number, and date of birth, that’s enough ammunition for a crook to sabotage your life. The trouble you would face cleaning this kind of mess up will cost you thousands of dollars as well as a massive headache.
You do not want to be a victim of identity theft so why leave it to chance? Do not discard your personal documents, instead have them shredded.
At MicroShred, we are committed to keeping your information private and will ensure your documents will be shredded and safely discarded. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No comments
You decide to throw your confidential paperwork into the trash. But do you know where your trash ends up? Eventually, it ends up in a landfill, the bags are left opened and then dumped into a pile and left. Your credit card statements with your account numbers are now open to the public. In order to protect yourself from fraud you should be shredding your sensitive material. Statistics have shown that people mainly get their hands on a person’s confidential information by a process called “bin raiding”. By the time you have realized that you have had your identity kidnapped, it’s a year later and the damage is already done.
A thief doesn’t need anything more than one or two pieces of personal information from your trash and some highly designed tools to steal your identity. With this, a thief can have a field day with your credit card in Dolphin Mall spending an exorbitant amount of money. In places where confidentiality is a necessity, like hospitals, financial institutions and schools, shredding is a priority in keeping people’s IDs safe and secure. The most effective way for them to achieve this is by shredding sensitive documents. The same should go for everyone else to help keep personal information private and the most effective way to discard these pertinent details is to completely destroy them.
You do not want to give away your identity, so protect yourself by having your sensitive material shredded. You will have peace of mind if you know your private information will remain private and will not fall into the wrong hands. Do not give any thief an opportunity to walk away with your name, social security number and/or credit card information, all of which you have worked so hard to build.
Here at MicroShred we are committed to your privacy and we ensure that your documents are properly and securely shredded and discarded. Please contact us for more information.