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9 Reasons Why College Students Are at High Risk of Identity Theft

August 20, 2014

Article from the Financial Times Press, written by Steve Weisman. http://www.ftpress.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2141481 College students are identity theft’s most common victims. They are five times more likely to be a victim of identity theft than the general public. The reason for their vulnerability is twofold. They live in close quarters and they do not take enough precautions. […]

How to Protect Your Identity When You Travel

June 12, 2014

Article by Miriam B. Weiner Found at: http://travel.usnews.com/features/How-to-Protect-Your-Identity-When-You-Travel/ One minute, you’re checking your balance as you wait to board your plane; the next, someone else is dipping their hands in your honey pot, leaving you high and dry on what was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime. Or worse: A few years down […]

AccuShred’s Green Machines Fundraising Program

May 22, 2014

Cash-for-Computers Fundraising Program Old computers are everywhere: closets, garages, and landfills. Every year, 3.2 tons of computers are deposited in landfills, taking up unnecessary space and leaking harmful chemicals into our soils and atmosphere. The Green Machines Fundraising Program from AccuShred helps protect our environment by paying organizations cash for computers and then completely recycling […]

Responsible Recycling vs. Global Dumping

May 15, 2014

Responsible recycling is when you drop off old computers/electronics at a collection event or have a recycling come get them from offices. Responsible recyclers handle the e-waste in ways that are safe for the workers and the environment. Because electronics contain many toxins, there should be other vendors involved to safely dispose of the e-waste. […]

Harmful Effects Caused by Improper Computer & E-Waste Recycling

May 7, 2014

From: http://www.greencitizen.com/harmful_effects.php E-waste can affect nearly every system in the human body because e-waste contains a plethora of toxic components. The health effects of these toxins for humans include birth defects, brain, heart, liver, kidney, and skeletal system damage. And these toxins can significantly affect the nervous and reproductive systems of the human body. We […]

9 Spring Cleaning Tips to Thwart ID Theft

April 30, 2014

Spring is finally here! Spring arriving means that it’s the perfect time to go through all of your unused and unneeded documents and electronics that can potentially put you at risk for identity theft.   Follow these spring cleaning tips to help you: Take inventory – Know what you have Avoid holding onto unnecessary documents […]

IRS Issued $4 Billion in Fraudulent Tax Refunds Last Year

April 16, 2014

Article from Teaparty.org: http://www.teaparty.org/irs-issued-4-billion-fraudulent-tax-refunds-last-year-39285/ (Breitbart) In a report released last November, the federal government admitted that it had conducted roughly 1,500 criminal investigations concerning identity theft in fiscal year 2013. 66% more than 2012. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jay Bernardo said, “I’ve been on calls with Alabama, Chicago, some other field divisions, where they’re now […]

Reasons Why You Should Be Outsourcing Your Shredding

March 20, 2014

From the Automated Records Centre: 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Outsourcing Your Shredding By Michael Sullivan Latest federal guidelines are eliminating casual shredding and recycling as acceptable practices by handing out various fines. Federal legislation is urging organizations to address document shredding as a risk management issue because the workplace ranks as the number […]

Environmental Sustainability Shift

March 13, 2014

A primary motive for companies to shred paper is security. However, an increasing motive is environmental sustainability. The impact on the environment of document shredding is tremendous! Why? Because shredded documents can be transformed and re-used for other purposes. Companies that participate in environmental sustainability can dramatically reduce their negative impact of waste on the […]

Medical Records Privacy

March 6, 2014

In today’s world, people are afraid of companies like Google, Facebook, and other social media sites sharing and tracking our private lives. But the real threat to our privacy and identity comes from the world of electronic medical storage. A study done by the Ponemon Institute found that 94% of polled healthcare organizations have suffered […]

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Testimonials

ExpressBill, Inc. would like to extend their gratitude to AccuShred for handling all of ExpressBill’s secure document destruction. This has helped us become compliant with the new HIPAA laws regarding personal health information. Working with you made our transition into the secure document destruction business seamless. You were very informative and helpful in regard to […]

Chris Finnegan, Production Manager
Emdeon
Toledo, OH

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