Helping Businesses Be Mindful About Identity Theft in 2013

SAFESHRED empowers businesses to be more diligent about protecting their company and clients’ sensitive information for 2013.  Through cost-effective and substantial means, we endeavor to work closely with businesses to consult and set up a document shredding program that would include free training for companies that would need it. SAFESHRED has a shredding program for every size of business […]

The Top 5 Things NOT to Carry in Your Wallet

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, […]

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft When Traveling

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 […]

7 Things You Can Do To Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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 […]

5 Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised

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 […]

What to do When Your Identity Has Been Compromised: 4 Essential Steps

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 […]

Identity Theft: How Does It Happen?

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 […]

Are You an Easy Target for Identity Thieves During the Holidays? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself.

  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 […]

Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month 2012

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 […]