David Naworski is an attorney in San Antonio. He doesn’t dress up for work and he doesn’t shred his client files. He was caught throwing personal information into the dumpster by KENS. When confronted with the violation of Texas’ Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act he just shrugged his shoulders. He better hope the state doesn’t employ one of his competitors to collect the $50,000 fine for violating the law.
If you don’t have $50,000 to pay fines here are some good shredding services in San Antonio.
Local newscasts love to do the story on personal information in the dumpster. I wonder if they just a story that they copy and paste from. The only way to avoid the cameras is to make sure you are shredding (and your partners are shredding) . LV Financial Services went out of business and all of their records ended in the dumpster. These included medical records that the company was using for collections.
Many doctors are taking advantage of the money provided by the Stimulus Package and scanning their records into Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The just need to make sure that the paper records get disposed of properly. A medical office in Tampa thought they could get away with just leaving them at a recycling center instead of having them shredded. They were discovered and now the matter has been handed over to the Attorney General’s office. [story].
If you are a medical practice then here are some good shredding services in Tampa.
Businesses spend a tremendous amount of time and money to build their reputation. Then some turn around and ruin it by not shredding their customers’ personal information. They throw it in the dumpster thinking no one will notice. But many people go through dumpsters on a regular basis. They may be looking for boxes for a move or to recycle cans. In this case it was the news looking for businesses who don’t shred. It is an easy piece to run and it is never a challenge to find violators.
The only question is does your business use a shredding service that provide you with a document of destruction or do you have a written statement when the news show up?
The latest treasure trove of personal information was found behind a mortgage company in Spartanburg, SC. The files contained full mortgage applications — everything an identity thief would need. [video] A friend of the company says it is not their fault. I would tend to disagree. If you want your employees to shred you should make it convenient for them to do so. The only way is with locked shredding bins located around the office.
If you don’t want your business on the local news for the wrong reasons then here are some shredding companies in Spartanburg.