One of the ways in which ignoring document shredding protocol may backfire is through identity theft. For individuals, all manner of personal information may be gleaned from credit card receipts, bank statements, and other financial documents. Criminals often seek out these documents specifically from trash bins or other receptacles, and subsequently use this information to harm the finances and credit ratings of their victims.
Did you know that it is estimated that the average American office worker uses over a hundred pounds of paper annually for various office tasks? When you think about a company of a hundred employees, you realize that's ten thousand pounds of paper! One can only guess how many Social Security numbers, payroll designations, legal documents, and other important notes are printed and passed around a building in one year.
myDocumentshredding.com the Boston Document destruction organization is warning businesses of the need to protect themselves from the growing threat of employee fraud and importance of complying with MA State Privacy laws.