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Is It Safe to Throw Away Receipts?

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Any resident of the DC metro area can say they’ve dealt with the massive pile of jumbled mess that is kept receipts. We get receipts for everything, from important medical visits to grabbing a pack of gum at the local convenience store. And most folks, in the name of security, will tell you that every…

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What Happens to Shredded Paper?

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Whether it’s a one and done deal or an ongoing service, when you call on TrueShred for secure shredding and document destruction, we provide. Our team comes directly to you, saving you the time and hassle of having to handle it all on your own. The TrueShred team arrives at your Virginia business, handles all…

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How Long Do I Keep Medical Insurance Records?

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Although many organizations are converting to a more paperless environment, paper records remain a big part of business, particularly within the healthcare industry. When it comes to medical insurance records, copies are generated each time there is any activity on your account, and for many, that can mean a significant accumulation of paper over the…

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Are There Benefits of Filing Taxes Early? And What Happens if I File After the Deadline?

Posted on: December 13, 2016

Tax season is a stressful time of year, even for those with the most straightforward of returns, and that stress is amplified even further as the April 15th deadline looms closer. One of the best ways to alleviate those feelings of dread is to start planning well in advance of mid-April, and if possible, file early.…

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7 Tips to Minimize Security Risks in 2017

Posted on: December 6, 2016

Theft of physical and digital information continues to increase in the DC area, and businesses need to take every precaution to protect themselves, as well as client and company information. Regardless of the size of your organization, a security breach can cost more than just money, with irreversible damage to your reputation, loss of customers, and potential…

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Document Retention Policies for Non-Profits

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Non-profit organizations, like any other type of business, tend to generate a great deal of paper—and chances are not all of it needs to be kept on file. The question is, exactly what does need to be kept and what can be safely destroyed? Because they are tax-exempt, non-profits are held to a different standard by the…

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What Makes Our Shredding Services “Confidential/Secure”?

Posted on: October 19, 2016

There is no shortage of examples of identity or data theft, whether on a personal or corporate level. Regardless of the nature of your business, you have something that thieves want—from customer data to payroll information and everything in between. When your confidential documents are no longer needed, it’s crucial that you dispose of them…

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What Receipts Are Safe to Throw Away? Which Should You Shred?

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Most businesses and homes accumulate mountains of paper over time, from employee and customer records to invoicing, financial, and record keeping. When it comes to receipts, it can be difficult to know which ones are safe to throw away, what you should keep, and which ones you should shred. Since the Supreme Court ruled that anyone…

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How Secure Is Your DC Area Business?

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Office security is a crucial aspect of any business, from the public to the private sector. Employees, assets, and data are at risk of breach, theft, and physical harm, and appropriate measures should be taken to enhance workplace security by using a number of preventive measures. Office security should encompass all areas of vulnerability, including…

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Should I Shred My Documents With a Personal Shredder?

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Cutting corners in the business world rarely works to your advantage. And while it may not be the end of the world if a box of bargain pens turn out to be all dried up, cutting corners with security can have devastating consequences. If you’re considering shredding your confidential material with a personal shredder in…

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