What You Should Consider Shredding ?
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Having hard copies of important documents with personal data on them is extremely important. You never know when your computer may crash and you could potentially lose all of your data stored on there. So we usually have backups stored someplace in our home. What we need to realize is that by having all of these important documents sitting around, we are giving people a chance to commit crimes and steal our personal information. So instead of having these papers just lying around, we need to know what should be shredded and what should be kept for a bit longer.

There is no rhyme or reason to what criminals consider valuable information. They can use everything from your name to your social security number to commit identity theft. If they can use it, they probably will. So what you should do is contact paper shredding services like TNT Shredding, to help you get rid of the documents that have personal information on them. These shredding companies will make sure that your personal information can never fall into the hands of criminals.

What to Shred ?

Obviously you should not shred things like your social security card or birth certificate. Instead those should be stored someplace where only you can get to them. But there are many other items you can shred. Listed below are just a few of them.

• Old Passports: Passports have personal information on them that criminals can use. This personal information includes your name, birthdate, and picture. If old passports are not destroyed, criminals may use it to create fake identities using your identity. It is much safer to just shred it.

• Bills: This may seem like a silly thing to shred, but it is really important. Bills have personal information on them too. There are account numbers, names, and addresses located on bills. Criminals can definitely hack into accounts with a name and account number.

• Expired Credit Cards/ ID’s: ID cards and credit cards do expire after a certain period of time. You have to make sure that you shred these items rather than just throwing them away. ID cards have a lot of personal information on them. This information includes name, address, physical description, signature, and sometimes a social security number located in the magnetic strip on the back. All of this can be used against you if a criminal gets their hands on it. The same goes for expired credit cards which also has personal information on it. Shredding them up is the safest route to go.

There are many more items that can be shredded. Anything from old medical records that you no longer need to credit card receipts can all be shredded. You never want to risk allowing a would be criminal to get their hands on your personal information. Instead consider the paper shredding service of TNT Shredding. They will shed all of your documents and dispose of them properly. That way there is no risk at all. So give them a call today to get rid of all of your old documents.

Robert Jhon is expert Author for this article, A professional writer with interests in documents storage. I specially write about Paper Shredding Phoenix .


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