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Plant-Based Shredding or Onsite Shredding?

Erik Brown has been working with us for over ten years. Erik has been trained and holds certifications from both Homeland Security and the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID.) The record storage operations for the Federal Government and other large document archiving operations are among Erik’s clients. Recently, many of his clients have begun…

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Confetti Blunder: We Prefer Prevention

At the nation’s most beloved spectacle, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, confetti flies freely. But, during the 2012 parade, Ethan Finkelstein noticed that some of the pieces of paper flying around him had writing on them, numbers that looked like social security numbers. Other bits revealed the details of legal cases and…

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NYTimes: Keeping Swindlers Out of Your Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Paul Sullivan wrote a very informative article on cybercrime in his Wealth Matters series for the New York Times. The link is here: http://nyti.ms/1nl4ydg Sullivan reports that it is “a problem that is increasing at all wealth levels, from individuals with small investment accounts to family offices that serve the wealthiest clients.” Email fraud has increased fivefold…

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IRS arrests 389 people causing Identity Theft

Protect your social security number.  AT&T and Comcast do not need to have it on their computers in order for you to have a service with them.  Your social security number is for taxation on income. IRS nabs identity thieves in nationwide crackdown By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney February 7, 2013: 3:12 PM ET Watch out…

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Tax Identity Theft on the rise, Protect Your Information!

By ARDEN DALE Financial advisers are seeing more of their clients fall victim to tax-identity theft, which the Internal Revenue Service calls a growing problem. But until recently, many advisers had little experience with the fraud, and even those who haven’t dealt with it first-hand are hearing more about it from colleagues. Thieves use someone…

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Cleaning Service Employee causes data breach

Think twice about using a cleaning service to handle your most highly sensitive corporate documents.  The risk is too high.  Use a professional document destruction company, like American Shredding, which specializes in handling and destroying corporate information. River Falls Medical Clinic announces patient data breach Author Name Patrick Ouellette   |   Date February 4,…

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Protect your online personnel information with Safe Shepherd.

Safe Shepherd Protects Your Social Networks, Keeps Your Data Off of Creepy People Search Engines Alan Henry Safe Shepherd is a privacy protection service that already scrubs your personal data from creepy people search engines, but the service also now keeps tabs on your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram to make sure…

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State AGs Focus on Data Protection/Privacy

State Attorney General now have funding and laws in place to send messages to companies that do not protect consumer information.  Lets see who they go after in 2013. 2012 in Review: State AGs Focus on Data Protection/Privacy By Divonne Smoyer and Aaron R. Lancaster on January 15th, 2013 Posted in Data Privacy 2012 was…

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