Our wallets and purses are day-today essentials for life – we carry everything we may possibly need, along with much of what we don’t. We tend to thoughtlessly stuff receipts, bank slips and other bits of information into our wallets and purses until we can sort through them “later,” which may not happen for days, […]

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Traveling for the holidays? We’re accustomed to traveler worries like pick pocketing and the loss of personal items. But identity theft has potentially far more disastrous consequences than losing cash or jewelry. Before you take off, review this checklist to make sure you’re safe from identity theft while you’re on the road. Don’t pack More Than You […]

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According to recent government reports, almost 12 million adults in the U.S were victims of identity theft last year. These crimes ranged in seriousness from unauthorized use of a credit card number, all the way to using stolen identities to buy a car or rent a home. Here are some basic steps you should take […]

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Identity thieves are more sophisticated – and relentless – than ever. While you may feel you’ve taken appropriate steps to fend off ID theft, you can never be too vigilant. Here are five early signs your identity may have been compromised: 1. Getting turned down for credit. This is probably the second-most common ways people […]

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What are the steps you should take if you suspect you’re a victim of identity theft? The Federal Trade Commission recommends that you take these four important steps as soon as possible, and keep a record with the details of your conversations and copies of all correspondence. 1. Place a fraud alert on your credit […]

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Identity theft is so pervasive in today’s society that the Federal Bureau of Investigation cites it as “America’s fastest growing crime problem.”  Thieves steal and fraudulently use the personal information of at least 10 million Americans a year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Informing yourself about how criminals can get your personal information is […]

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  SAFESHRED is observing Identity Theft Protection and Awareness month by posting blog articles to educate the public with tips and advice. Today’s post will get you started thinking about identity theft during the holiday season.   There’s a reason why December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month.  It’s the perfect time for identity thieves […]

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December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month!  We’ll be promoting awareness by posting several blogs articles about identity theft prevention throughout the month so stay tuned! Here’s a sneak peek of some of the subjects we’ll cover: – Identity Theft: How Does it Happen? – Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised – What to […]

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We are very excited about attending our first Small Business Expo this coming Thursday and will have to opportunity to meet thousands small business owners from all over Los Angeles . We can’t wait to show them how to take advantage of the services we provide. Every business, whether large or small should dispose their confidential documents in […]

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Happy Halloween to Everyone! Fortunately we here at SAFESHRED are blessed with wonderful weather. But for those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy’s terror will have much more important things to worry about. Our hearts go out to them and that’s why we have decided to extend our drop-off promotion to the end of […]

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