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Identity Theft Prevention

Try Plant Based Shredding in Dallas/ Fort Worth area

Paul Simonetti has been working closely with our Arlington, Texas plant for six years and he serves the greater Dallas/ Fort Worth environs. He implements new recycling programs for his clients that reduce waste handling costs, reduce carbon footprint, and generate a revenue stream based on the sale of the recyclables. In Arlington, we have…

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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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Growing Expertise: Shredding for Product Destruction

Micheal Swernoff became the General Manager of American Shredding’s recycling partner Green Planet 21in February of 2013. Reflecting on the past year, Swernoff says, “Identity theft is a huge problem. I have grown to appreciate the importance of protecting confidential records and personal information. Confidentiality has shown to be a huge problem in the Internet…

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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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Free Credit Report

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that requires each of the three largest credit reporting companies— Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide consumers with a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months. This will only occur if you make the request. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the…

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5 Ways We Are Contributing to a Sustainable Environment

1.    SAVING TREES When we shred and re-use paper, we prevent further destruction of our forests. Producing new paper directly from trees consumes a large amount of energy and water. Even worse, the process of this transformation releases pollutants into our atmosphere. Recycling one ton of paper saves roughly seventeen trees and 7,000 gallons of…

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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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