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 November 26th, 2012 No comments
South Florida has the highest rate of identity theft of any metro area in the nation so consumers here need to especially protect themselves from identity theft while shopping during the holidays.
Here are seven tips from the website IDentity Theft 911 at www.idt911.com:
- Shop on secure sites that have “https” in the address bar and a yellow padlock logo to the right of the Web browser address bar. Double-click on the lock to see a digital certificate of the website. Review these certificates on unfamiliar sites.
- Make sure you enter correct URLs. “Hackers often buy misspelled domains to trick people into entering personal information,” according to the website.
- Never enter your Social Security number or passwords to e-mail and bank accounts as part of the buying process with online retailers. South Floridians have especially been stung with thieves stealing their Social Security numbers to file fake federal tax refunds before the honest taxpayers can. Earlier this fall, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported that Florida has the highest rate of stolen identity tax refund fraud in the nation.
- Use different passwords for online retailers, personal e-mail and banks accounts. If hackers crack one password, then they won’t have access to others. Also, don’t save personal information on an online retail website. Retailers will offer convenience and better deals, but many customer databases are breached by identity thieves. It’s not worth the risk.
- Beware of phishing e-mail scams that include website links advertising “incredible deals.” Don’t click on them. Type the link directly into your browser.
- Use credit cards online, not debit cards, to pay for merchandise. Try to use credit cards with low limits to minimize the damage if a thief takes over the account. Or, use a “one-time” credit card number from payment processors such as PayPal. Also, don’t link a bank account to an online pay service such as PayPal. Hackers could break into the PayPal account and drain money from the linked bank account.
- Install and update antivirus, anti-malware and firewall software on your computer. Don’t forget to update its operating system and Internet browser with the latest security patches.
Posted on November 9th, 2009 No comments
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