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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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FACTA & Compliance Tips

Posted on: August 26, 2016

As an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), established in October of 1970, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) further protects consumers with several measures designed to reduce or significantly lessen the impact and danger of identity theft. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 18 million U.S. residents experienced…

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How to Choose a GSA-Approved Shredding Company

Posted on: July 25, 2016

GSA Approval is a status used to describe organizations that have been approved to sell to the United States Government through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The GSA is the purchasing department of the U.S. Government and lists contracts or schedules that potential vendors can bid on to get government business. Knowing this, how should you…

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The Impact of a Privacy Breach

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Employees and customers have a reasonable expectation of privacy when it comes to their personal information. Regardless of the nature or size of your company, you likely have a compilation of data which includes some or all of the following: names and addresses, email addresses, social security numbers, financial or health records, credit card information, and more.…

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5 Reasons Less Clutter Means More Productivity

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Einstein may have said it best when he said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” While he may have felt at home in a messy, disorganized work space, few people do and in reality, disorganization costs businesses time and money that…

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Moving Your DC Business to a New Office? It’s Time to Shred!

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Whether it’s for your home or office, moving is a herculean task, but the same principles apply regardless of the size, purpose, or distance traveled. When it comes to moving your DC area business to a new office, there are a number of ways to simplify the process, from breaking it down in to manageable…

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Protect Your Information With a Secure Password

Posted on: May 18, 2016

There is nothing more important than securing your identity. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people having their identities stolen, sometimes resulting in thousands of dollars of debt or worse. Because of fraudsters, it’s important that you take safety precautions to protect yourself and your assets. But how do these criminals get access to…

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10:00 am Monthly Community Shredding
Monthly Community Shredding
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Recycling Event To accommodate residential and small business clients, TrueShred offers a paper shredding drop-off option. Bring your medium sized boxes (Regular Bankers Box) of sensitive papers and for just $10 per box watch the
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