How much do you know about identity theft? We have developed this section to help define and explain identity theft in detail from an individual and business perspective.

Let us shed some light on what happens when identity theft occurs, some of the different types of information that identity thieves are looking for, and how companies use secure shredding and proper document management plans to protect their employees and their customers.

The Increasing Threat of Identity Theft

Every year, the threat of identity theft continues to grow. With advancements in technology come undiscovered vulnerabilities that could allow fraudsters to get their hands on your personal information. Unfortunately, identity thieves can use as little information as your full name and home address to start abusing your identity...

Protect Against Espionage and Identity Theft

How do you protect against threats that could ruin your reputation, kill your business, and cost you millions of dollars in the process? First, you should get educated about the different kinds of risks that are posed against your business. The best way to combat corporate espionage, fraud, and...

Is Social Media Making You Vulnerable?

The information that you make public could be putting you at risk of identity theft without you even realizing it. In the study, titled “Unique in the Shopping Mall: On the Reidentifiability of Credit Card Metadata,” a group of data scientists analyzed credit card transactions made by 1.1 million...

Safeguard Your Identity

“Identity fraud is when someone uses your existing financial information fraudulently. Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information and creates new accounts in your name.” According to IBM, more than one billion records containing personally identifiable information were leaked in 2014 alone. An identity thief only needs...

Fight Identity Theft: Shredding vs. Scanning

Identity theft is a huge problem for individuals and businesses alike. Nothing is off limits to thieves who will steal information from anyone. Unfortunately, this is a crime that is not going to stop anytime soon. The real question is how to combat this issue and protect yourself from...

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

The threat of identity theft is one that continues to become more prominent. However, most people do not protect themselves against identity theft as adequately as they could be. Here we go through some annual identity theft statistics, as well as some precautions that should be taken to prevent...

What do I do if my identity was stolen?

If you notice some strange activity on any of your accounts, the first thing you should do is notify one of the credit reporting agencies’ fraud alert departments and place a fraud alert on your credit report. This prevents identity thieves from opening accounts in your name. In order...

How to Avoid Corporate Espionage

Businesses have such large quantities of important documents that can easily be leaked or stolen that corporate espionage has become a crime that all businesses must watch out for. Data isn’t only being hacked through computers, but physical documents are also being taken. Although you can lock up documents...

Identity Theft Repercussions

The only person who truly cares about protecting your identity, is you.  No one else can or will take the precautions necessary to prevent you from identity theft, and it is crucial that you make sure you are doing everything that you can in order to keep yourself from...