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Corporate identity theft is devastating!

Corporate identity theft is when someone steals a company´┐Żs identity by:
  • Using legitimate business information to obtain goods and services.
  • Creating fake companies to scam real companies.
  • Incorporating companies using the same name as a defunct or inactive publicly traded corporation.
  • Corporate espionage.

Don't let your corporate information gets into the wrong hands.

Companies are obliged under the data protection act to destroy hard copies of information on individuals that could put that person at risk should the information become public knowledge. For this reason alone, it is advisable to invest in an office shredder to ensure that confidential information is securely destroyed.

Identity Theft

Criminals steal your personal details and use them to open bank accounts, get credit cards, take out loans, claim state benefits, even to get a mortgage and obtain documents such as passports and driving licenses in your name. You may be liable for whatever actions they take; this can ruin your credit rating and seriously damage your reputation.

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing types of fraud in Europe. "Bin Raiding", fraudsters rummaging through your rubbish, is the main source of information for identity fraudsters. Many victims of identity fraud do not discover their identity has been stolen until over a year later.

Identity fraudsters are able to obtain your information in a number of different ways. Being aware of how thieves gather your personal information can help you to protect yourself. Bin Raiding Rummaging through your rubbish. Stealing personal items from your home e.g. passports.Stealing your personal mail, i.e. bank statements and credit card information.

To help prevent this happening to you, it is a good idea to start shredding your documents.

Business documents that should be shredded include: Personnel - Salary details, personal data, restructuring plans, pension records, banking details. Sales and Marketing - Sales forecasts, customer data, competitor information, new product development. Production - New tooling, drawings, costing, work schedules. Reception - Visitor information, staff movements. Photocopier/Printer/Fax- surplus or simply forgotten sensitive documents should be shredded to decrease a security risk.

Personal documents that should be shredded include: Financial - Bank statements, phone bills, and utility bills.Personal- Letters, any correspondence that may contain personal information.