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  • Identity Theft: Will You Be The Next Victim?

    Posted on July 16th, 2012 admin No comments

    Identity theft is sweeping the nation, ripping off citizens and even the federal government. If you haven’t been a victim yet, you could be next.

    I was recently informed by the IRS that I had been the victim of identity theft. Some yahoo down in Florida had submitted a fraudulent return using my name and Social Security number. Upon further review, the IRS discovered that already 60 checks had gone to the same address in Florida. Duh.

    My accountant was very helpful and gave me a checklist of items that have to be done quickly to avoid further damage. One of the items on the checklist was to immediately file a police report with my local precinct. I called the Greenwich, Connecticut, police non-emergency number and they dispatched a squad car to my home. I soon realized the scope of the problem after talking with the officer.

    He told me the case eventually would move on to the FBI as identity theft has become an epidemic in this country and is believed to be international in scope. I was given a case identification number. You will see later why this step is so important in the identity theft checklist below:

    • Call the IRS and inform them you believe you are a victim of identity theft. (Often the way you will find out that something is amiss is when you don’t receive your refund check. It may have been issued to the thief who has assumed your identity).
    • Fill out IRS Form 14039 and fax or mail back to IRS.
    • Contact the Social Security Administration. (here is a link to the Identity Theft webpage). If you contact them by phone they will tell you to contact the Federal Trade Commission.
    • Contact the Federal Trade Commission (877-438-4338). After you contact them by phone, you will be sent an Identity Theft Complaint Affidavit.
    • Contact your local police department and tell them you have been a victim of identity theft. Make sure you get a case number and follow up in a few days to get the full police report.
    • Contact one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax at 800-525-6285, Trans Union at 800-680-7289, or Experian at 888-397-3742.

    This will be the most difficult part of the process. Don’t let them give you the runaround. Most of the people you talk to will be hellbent on selling you a service. Tell them you are entitled to make a victim-of-fraud statement that will be put into your credit history. I found Equifax the most helpful; they worked diligently to make sure I was taken care of. The service representative reviewed my credit to see if any fraudulent accounts had been opened. Fortunately I was OK.

    It is probably a good idea to review your credit reports once every couple of months and look for any errors or fraud. All three companies offer a service at varying degrees of cost. Remember you are entitled by law to a free copy of your credit report at least once a year.

    Don’t forget to send them a full copy of the police report. They will need this to keep your fraud alert on file for more than 90 days. All three companies are required to pass on your victim statement to the other two bureaus, however it is probably a good idea to call all three after a few days to follow up.

    I hope none of you will have to use this information, but given the scope and size of the epidemic, chances are you will.

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  • Mobile shredding services in Palm Beach, FL

    Posted on June 26th, 2012 admin 1 comment

    Confidential Document Shredding Company – Palm Beach, Florida

    MicroShred, South Florida, is a leader in providing mobile shred services in Palm Beach, FL.From small personal shredding services to large corporate document destruction services, we can come to you at your location, and confidentially destroy all personal / business information under your supervision. Our services include scheduled shredding, annual shredding, off-site document destruction, commercial non-paper destruction, medical record, legal document, and financial paper shredding. Demand for confidential destruction is at an all time high – fear of identity theft and new rules and regulations require businesses to properly dispose of sensitive information. The quickest and best way to maintain your secure identity would be to shred documents promptly and professionally. Protect yourself from risky business in Palm Beach!

    Palm Beach, Florida Secure Destruction Services

    Palm Beach On-Site Scheduled Route Service – 
    Daily, weekly, monthly, and semimonthly (or, biweekly) scheduled paper and commercial shredding services are available in South Florida. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office friendly shred bins are provided at no charge to easily store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.

    Palm Beach Off-Site Shredding Service – 
    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.

    Palm Beach Occasional Purge / Annual Shredding Service – 
    For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional shredding services, we offer a specially priced purge program in the South Florida area.

    Palm Beach Excess or Rejected Inventory – 
    We can protect your South Florida company from possible theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as uniforms, labels, CD’s, plastic ID cards, etc can be easily destroyed.

    Palm Beach Financial Record Shredder – 
    MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs in the South Florida area. Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents and other materials. Our mobile shredding units come to your South Florida location and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.

    Palm Beach Hard Drive Destruction – 
    MicroShred’s shredding trucks are equipped with two independent powerful shredders, one for paper shredding and the other specifically designed to destroy computer hard drives and related media. The shreds created by the two shredders are kept uncontaminated by one another in separate compartments for recycling purposes. This fact allows both paper and hard drives to be shredded on-site and on the same service stop, so clients can witness the destruction of both.

    Palm Beach Medical Record Shredder – 
    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.

    Palm Beach Legal Document Shredder – 
    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.

    Call MicroShred Now

    1.866.467.4733

    These directions are from Mapquest starting from:
    Palm Beach County Government
    301 N Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Total Est. Time : 1 hour, 2 minutes
    Total Est. Distance : 57.78 miles

    1. Start out going NORTH on N OLIVE AVE / US-1 N / FL-5 N toward 3RD ST. <0.1 miles
    2. Turn LEFT onto 3RD ST. <0.1 miles
    3. Turn LEFT onto N DIXIE HWY S / US-1 S / FL-5 S / FL-805 S. 0.6 miles
    4. Turn RIGHT onto LAKEVIEW AVE / OKEECHOBEE BLVD / FL-704 W. Continue to follow OKEECHOBEE BLVD / FL-704 W. 1.0 miles
    5. Merge onto I-95 S toward MIAMI. 53.6 miles
    6. Merge onto IVES DAIRY RD / FL-854 W via EXIT 16. 1.6 miles
    7. Turn LEFT onto NE 10TH AVE / NE 10TH AVE RD. Continue to follow NE 10TH AVE.0.5 mi.
    8. NE 10TH AVE becomes NE 195TH ST / CALIFORNIA DR. <0.1 miles
    9. Turn LEFT onto NE 10TH AVE. <0.1 miles
    10. End at 19593 Ne 10th Ave Miami, FL 33179-3577, US
    South Florida Secure Document Shredder From Palm Beach

     

  • 10% OFF YOUR NEXT SHREDDING!

    Posted on June 4th, 2012 admin No comments

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  • SHRED-A-THON! MAY 20, 2012

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  • Florida Business Says Go Green by Changing the Way You Manage Information

    Posted on April 24th, 2012 admin No comments

    Know when to hold ’em, store ’em and throw ’em! MicroShred says it’s time for new “green” initiatives for managing your records. No matter the size or type of your business, chances are you have boxes full of files stored somewhere and most likely, those files are full of confidential information that will need to be disposed of. All too often those old files end up in our already packed landfills, which is bad for the environment and poses a security problem for your business.

    To get a handle on your files in an eco-friendly manner, a shredding plan should be established. Having a workable records management plan that includes document shredding allows businesses to have better information at the right time for better business decisions.

    When information is properly managed, businesses benefit from:

    • Improved efficiency and productivity. Valuable time and resources will no longer be wasted to locate and retrieve paper files or recreate documents that have been misplaced or lost. More time can be spent on revenue generating tasks.
    • Regulatory compliance. Shredding helps businesses comply with records management laws, like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA). These laws require that certain paper waste including medical records, salary details or personal address details, must legally be disposed of. Such records must be kept up to date and shredded at the proper time.
    • Safeguarding vital information. With online access to information you have the advantage of accessing any document, anywhere, at any time, with access limited to specific staff. Critical data will be safe from theft and disasters.

    Establishing “green” records management policies will help improve efficiencies in your office as you help to keep our air clean, reduce paper use and preserve water resources.

    CONTACT US TODAY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CONFIDENTIAL SHREDDING SERVICES

  • New Testimonial from the Boca Raton Police Services Department’s Crime Prevention Unit

    Posted on February 16th, 2012 admin No comments

  • Mobile On-Site / Off-Site Document Shredding Company – Coral Springs, Florida

    Posted on July 6th, 2011 admin 1 comment

    MicroShred, LLC is a leader in providing mobile data shredding services in  Coral Springs, FL. From small personal shredding services to large corporate document destruction services, we can come to you at your location, and confidentially destroy all personal / business information under your supervision. Our services include scheduled shredding, annual shredding, off-site document destruction, commercial non-paper shredding, medical record shredding, legal document destruction, and financial paper shredding. Demand for confidential shredding is at an all time high – fear of identity theft and new rules and regulations require businesses to properly dispose of sensitive information. The quickest and best way to maintain your secure identity would be to shred documents promptly and professionally. Protect yourself from risky business in Coral Springs!

    Coral Springs, Florida Secure Shredding Services

    Coral Springs On-Site Scheduled Route Service
    Daily, weekly, monthly, and semimonthly (or, biweekly) scheduled paper and commercial shredding services are available in South Florida. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office friendly data shred bins are provided at no charge to easily  store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.

    Coral Springs Off-Site Data Shredding Service
    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.

    Coral Springs Occasional Purge / Annual Shredding Service
    For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional data shredding services, we offer a specially priced purge program in the South Florida area.

    Coral Springs Excess or Rejected Inventory
    We can protect your South Florida company from possible theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as uniforms, labels, CD’s, plastic ID cards, etc can be easily destroyed.

    Coral Springs Financial Data Destruction
    MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs in the South Florida area.  Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents and other materials. Our mobile shredding units come to your South Florida location and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.

    Coral Springs Medical Record Shredder
    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.

    Coral Springs Legal Document Shredding
    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.

  • Confidential Shredding Special!!!

    Posted on June 3rd, 2011 admin No comments

  • Join us for a FREE Shredding Event in Sunny Isles Beach

    Posted on April 25th, 2011 admin 1 comment

    Saturday May 14th, 2011
    9am – 12pm

     

    MicroShred, LLC is teaming up with:

    Police Department Crime Prevention
    Residents of City of Aventura and Sunny Isles
    18070 Collins Avenue
    Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

    If you would like to come, please click “I’m attending” in our Facebook event here:
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    WHY SHRED IT?

    1. Protect Yourself From Identity Theft And Fraud

    Shredding isn’t just an easy way to make unwanted paper take up less space, it’s a big help in protecting yourself from one of today’s most invasive crimes- identity theft. It is one of the fastest growing types of fraud. Identity theft is much more than the misuse of a social security number – it can also include credit card and mail fraud. “Bin raiders” are taking advantage of carelessness and the relaxed “that’ll never happen to me” attitude. It’s as simple as this… Thieves can’t steal what they can’t read!

    2. Keep Your Business Materials Confidential

    When it comes to the confidential matters of your company, you can never be too safe. Every business owner should take every precaution possible to ensure all confidential materials are totally destroyed to minimize the chance of a security breach or corporate espionage.

    3. Help The Environment

    Recycling paper has substantial benefits on our eco-system and it is so easy to do! MicroShred utilizes an environmentally friendly disposal method of highly confidential papers and other materials. You will receive an easy to read invoice and a quarterly statement of how many trees you have saved by participating in our recycling program.

    To better serve our clients and commit to higher standard of trust and ethics, MicroShred is:

    •An “AAA” certified member of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)

    •An “A” rating member of the Better Business Bureau

  • Shredding Company – West Palm Beach, Florida

    Posted on February 3rd, 2011 admin No comments

    MicroShred, LLC

    Secure Mobile Document Shredding Company
    West Palm Beach, Florida

    MicroShred, South Florida, is a leader in providing mobile data shredding services in West Palm Beach, FL. From small personal shredding services to large corporate document destruction services, we can come to you at your location, and confidentially destroy all personal / business data under your supervision. Our services include scheduled shredding, annual shredding, off-site document destruction, commercial non-paper shredding, medical record shredding, legal document destruction, and financial paper shredding. Demand for confidential shredding is at an all time high – fear of identity theft and new rules and regulations require businesses to properly dispose of sensitive information. The quickest and best way to maintain your secure identity would be to shred documents promptly and professionally. Protect yourself from risky business in West Palm Beach!

    West Palm Beach, Florida Shredding Services

    West Palm Beach On-Site Scheduled Route Service
    Daily, weekly, monthly, and semimonthly (or, biweekly) scheduled paper and commercial shredding services are available in South Florida. With this program, several sizes of stylish and office friendly shred bins are provided at no charge to easily store, lock and secure all sensitive materials designated for shredding.

    West Palm Beach Off-Site Shredding Service
    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.

    West Palm Beach Occasional Purge / Annual Shredding Service
    For those requiring annual, one-time or occasional shredding services, we offer a specially priced purge program in the South Florida area.

    West Palm Beach Excess or Rejected Inventory
    We can protect your South Florida company from possible theft by destroying inventory that is overstocked, damaged or outdated. Products such as uniforms, labels, CD’s, plastic ID cards, etc can be easily destroyed.

    West Palm Beach Financial Record Shredding
    MicroShred can handle all your financial record shredding needs in the South Florida area. Utilizing truck-mounted powerful industrial shredders, we provide a secure, convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method to dispose of highly confidential documents and other materials. Our mobile shredding units come to your South Florida location and shred all sensitive material at your location, under your supervision.

    West Palm Beach Medical Record Shredding
    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.

    West Palm Beach Legal Document Shredding
    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.