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How to prevent identity theft

identity theft, shred paper filesDid you know that 10% of Americans have had their identities stolen, and on average, each of those individuals lost around $5,000?!

Identity theft is a form of fraud or cheating of another person’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name.

This is a major issue in today’s society because there are so many ways it can happen. Some of the most common methods for stealing someone’s identity include retrieving personal data from electronics, stealing debit/credit/ID cards, and yes, Dumpster diving.Read More

2010 Year in Review

It’s nearly the end of the year, time for resolutions, new beginnings and looking back. We at EcoShredding have been looking back at what we’ve accomplished in 2010 and would like to share this with you.

Networking Groups

  • Peg became VP of BNI.
  • Travis became treasurer of PNRG (Professional Network Referral Group), became the Networking chair for the Johns Creek Young Professionals and graduated from Shred School in Spartanburg, SC.
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Results from Free Shredding Event

offsite shreddingOur Third Annual City of Alpharetta Shredding event over the weekend was a success! The event was free to everyone who came out with their sensitive documents, but in return we asked for a can food donation to go to the North Fulton Community Charities. Here is what was collected:

– Recycled 6,900 lbs of paper.
– Collected 500 cans of food to be donated to NFCC.

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Free Shredding Event This Saturday!

mobile document shreddingDo you have a pile of old documents that need to be shredded? Are you also looking to give back this season? You can do both this Saturday, Nov. 13 in Alpharetta, GA!

That’s right – we’re offering to shred your documents for FREE! All we ask is that you bring one can food donation per box to shred (up to five boxes).

Bank statements, medical records and other documents that contain personal information pose a serious threat if they get into the wrong hands. But shredding destroys these documents, making them impossible to decipher, so you can breathe easily when they are disposed.

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An Easy Way For Your Office To Go Green

go green shred recycleChances are your office produces a great deal of paper documents. Most do! Many of these contain sensitive information that must inevitably be destroyed.

Don’t have a company bonfire planned? You could hire someone to sit and shred document after document, but is that really the best use of your time and money?

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