Home, or Residential Shredding, is one of the fastest growing market sectors in the shredding industry, driven largely by the public’s rational fear of Identity Theft.
Do You Know Just How Serious a Problem Identity Theft is?
The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. In fact, you or someone you know may have experienced some form of identity theft. The crime takes many forms. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain a credit card, or establish a telephone account in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report
or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make—or until a debt collector contacts you.
According to The FTC, “Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes."
Identity theft is serious. While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record. Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities, or be denied loans for education, housing or cars because of negative information on their credit reports. In rare cases,
they may even be arrested for crimes they did not commit.”
Knowing how they do it is your biggest asset in protecting against it.
The FTC has excellent information on their web site about Dumpster Diving, and the other methods commonly used by criminals who specialize in stealing identities, such as; Skimming, Phishing, Changing Your Address, Pretexting, and Old Fashioned Stealing.
If you have ever given yourself the task of shredding anything more than a couple of sheets with a home shredder, you have likely experienced tedium on a level you wouldn’t have thought possible, and have probably seen a shredder or two give up the ghost.
The best way to protect against Identity Theft is to not give Identity Thieves the opportunity. Shredding at home is convenient, affordable, environmentally sound and easy to arrange.
Adera will come to your location, and shred your confidential documents on-site with our powerful trucks, and bonded, background checked employees, at rates so affordable that we will leave you wondering why you ever considered doing anything else.
Make contacting Adera your first thought for Residential Shredding. You will receive exactly the same service we provide to Fortune 500 companies.
Just call Adera, and we will make an appointment we will keep, or the shredding is on us.