Preventing Identity Theft and Other Benefits of Shredding

preventing-identity-theftIn years past, we all thought that, once we threw something out in the trash, it was gone for good. Unfortunately, time has told a different story. With criminals pioneering increasingly imaginative ways of using sensitive information to steal and exploit others, business owners are buckling down all over Southern California. Document destruction has come to the forefront of their minds and Southern California Shredding is ready to help.

Why Is Shredding So Important?

There are many benefits to having your documents professionally shredded, but some of the most important are:

  • Protection from Identity Theft: Identity theft isn’t anything new in our society, but those who perpetrate this crime are growing more clever all the time. Failure to protect the sensitive information of your company and clients can expose you to a variety of fraudulent activities, but secure document destruction ensures your information is protected from the moment it enters our bins to the moment it’s shredded.
  • Saving Space and Money: Retaining years and years of company records can take up huge amounts of space, whether it’s at your location or a 3rd party offsite. Document storage also isn’t free. Shredding frees up that space and money spent on storage for other things. If you need to retain your information, we also offer imaging services to convert your files to convenient digital storage.
  • Complying with the Law: Because of the rampant theft of sensitive information, numerous state and federal regulations have been put in place to protect consumer data. California bill 2246 and the federal HIPAA legislation are just 2 examples of this and stiff penalties exist for companies found in violation.

Why Choose Southern California Shredding?

At Southern California Shredding, we take the security of your documents seriously. Not only are we licensed, bonded, fully insured, and compliant with all applicable regulations, but we provide you with a certificate of destruction for everything we shred. We provide secure locking containers for document storage between shreddings. We also offer both on and offsite shredding and even allow you to watch as your documents are destroyed, so you can rest assured your information is safe.

In Southern California, document destruction isn’t just a good idea – it’s crucial to protecting your sensitive data, and the experts at Southern California Shredding are here to help. Call us today at 866.66SHRED.

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Ever Wonder What to Shred?

what-to-shredIt’s an unfortunate reality – identity theft isn’t going away, and, in fact, it’s only becoming more prevalent as times goes on. Because of this, for business owners and individuals alike in Orange County, paper shredding has become not just a good idea but an outright necessity. But what sorts of things should you be shredding? The list contains a number of things you may have overlooked.

 

Is Your Shredding List Complete?

To ensure the safety of data for yourself, your family, your clients, and your employees, comprehensive shredding of everything an identity thief could potentially use is crucial. Have you considered all of the following?

  • Documents with Personal Information: any document containing the following information should be at the top of your shredding list: telephone numbers, addresses, driver’s license, social security, passport and credit card numbers, bank account or insurance information
  • Other Sensitive Documents: financial statements, medical records, legal documents, receipts & invoices, payroll records, bank statements, tax records, contracts, debit card numbers, credit card statements, loan documents, personnel files, proposals & quotes, cancelled/voided checks, profit/loss statements, business plans, inventory/price lists, computer reports, executive correspondences, obsolete contracts, utility bills
  • Electronic and Non-Standard Records: sensitive information isn’t always just on paper. We also offer secure destruction of hard drives, CDs, video tapes, x-rays, film, and microfiche records

Choose Southern California Shredding for Secure Data Destruction

At Southern California Shredding, we take the security of your sensitive information personally. We maintain full compliance with all state and federal regulations surrounding data security and destruction and strive to ensure a positive experience for all our clients. We provide locking bins for storage of documents to be destroyed, on or offsite destruction at your preference, and we even allow you to observe the destruction of your documents as it happens to set your mind at ease. If you need to retain any of your information but don’t want to keep dedicating file space to it, we also offer imaging services to transfer your documents to electronic format.

Got sensitive documents to dispose of? Trust the Orange County Paper Shredding experts at Southern California Shredding for all your data destruction needs. Call us today at 866.66SHRED.

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SHREDDING EVENT 4/20/13 BENFITTING ORANGE SENIOR CENTER

Shredding Event Benefiting Orange Senior Center
HOSTED BY RICCI REALTY
Irene Guerrero (714-310-3121)

Our TeamOrange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!
Suggested Contribution $5 Cash per box
Where: 606 EAST CHAPMAN AVENUE, ORANGE, CA 92866
When: APRIL 20th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
All material will be shredded right in front of you by Orange County Shredding so you can view the process from start to finish.

 

green shreddingOrange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!

 

Orange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!

southern-california-shredding-truckOrange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!

 

header-bannerOrange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!Orange Senior Center is dedicated to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for adults 50 and better through quality programs and services. They feed over 150 seniors daily that are in need of assistance in addition to over 75 homebound seniors through thier Meals on Wheels program. A variety of programs are offered to help keep seniors active and fit which include but are not limited to Healthy Fitness, Mental Fitness, Clubs and various classes depending on ones physical ability. With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!

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Shredding Event Benefitting "MEALS ON WHEELS"

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to over 85 homebound Seniors in the city of Orange. Our mission is to allow the elderly to live with dignity and independence in their homes.
With your help and generous support of our Shredding Event, you can make a difference!!
Suggested Contribution $5 Cash per box
Where: Village at Orange Shops 1500 E Village way in Orange, in the Sears parking lot.
When: May 21st
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Contact: Irene at 714 -310-3121 / studio430homes@yahoo.com
Who: The event is sponsored by Irene & Joe Guerrero and your Paper will be shred by OC Shredding who will shred all of your confidential material in front of you, so you can view the process.

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HIPAA Amendments to Increase Enforcement

New HIPAA Enforcment Amendments
1. Mandatory fines for certain violations – including improper disposal.
2. Maximim fine increased from $25,000 to $1,500,000.
3. Mandatory investigation required for certain complaints – including improper disposal.
4. State-level Attorney General are now in charge of enforcement in additional to continued HHS enforcement.
5. Mandatory Data Breach Notification of patients and authorities if there is a potential date breach. Hiring a qualified service to destroy discarded patient information is a solution to lowering costs and eliminating risk.

Orange County Shredding is a certified mobile destruction company, that follows all HIPAA and FACTA regulations. *All employees are screend prior to hiring with background checks and drug tests completed. *All security containers contain locks that protect material from unauthorized access. *Our employees understand HIPAA reguirements and have obtained certified accreditation. *Service employees are professional, polite and easily identifiable.

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Shredd Fundraiser "WRESTLING TEAM"

PROMOTE IDENTITY SECURITY AND RECYCLING!!
Orange Lutheran High School

“Spring Cleaning is Here”

When: Saturday April 9/2011
Time: 8:00am; last Drop off 11:45 am
where: Orange Lutheran High School parking lot, 2222 N Santiago Bl, Orange.
How: Drop off at school on April 9 or arrange with OLHS wrestler to pick up what will be shredded.
Cost: Donation of $10 pr standard file box, with proceeds to benefit the ” OLHS Wrestling Program”
We will shred all your paper exept for:
Phonebooks, newspaper and magazines
3 ring binders, hanging folders and cardboard.
Orange Country Shredding is proud to be part of this event. We shred all material rigth in front of you and recycle 100% of all shredded paper, so you can rest assured your material is destroyed.
Questions: 714-695-1019

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