Identity Theft is the Fastest Growing Crime in America
Federal Survey: Identity Theft Hits 1 in 4 US HouseholdsIdentity theft
statistics now show that 1 in 4 US households have been a victim of identity theft in the past five years. In the last year alone, 10 million people were victimized.
Identity theft can result in ruined credit
In some cases, there can be a criminal record amassed in your name.
It can be a very expensive process to clear your name, phone bills, lost wages, notary, certified mailing costs, and sometimes attorney fees.
About 1 in 6 identity theft victims said that the thief used their personal information to open at least one new account, such as new credit cards, new loans, and other misc. accounts. About 90 percent of identity victims are age 60 or youger. On average, identity theft thieves misused victims' information for about three months. However, when the identity thief opens new accounts with the victims newly acquired information, the misuse often lasts much longer.
We are Compliant with Federal Law
Shred and Go!'s Secure Document Destruction
services are cost effective and compliant with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA
). FACTA is a federal law designed to reduce the risk of consumer fraud and identity theft by improper disposal of consumer information. Shredding on a regular basis with Shred and Go! shows your business is taking reasonable measures to securely destroy your consumer information.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
is a Federal law to prevent abuses of personal health information (PHI), including unauthorized access. Shred and Go!
is completely HIPAA