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How Long Should You Keep EOBs?

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Explanations of Benefits, or EOBs, are important documents, particularly if you are undergoing regular medical treatment. But how long do you need to keep them? As with most documents, that depends on a lot of factors. When you have questions about shredding personal documents, call TrueShred at (888) 322-3218. We can help you determine if…

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What Would the IRS Do? Learn How to Spot a Tax Scam

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Would you know if you were being set up by a tax scam? Some clever scammers take advantage of taxpayers’ anxiety about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to steal your money and gain access to your personal information. The best way to combat these fraud schemes is to learn how the real IRS…

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Get Ready for Your 2014 Tax Filing

Posted on: December 31, 2014

If you’re new to the workforce or haven’t had to take care of your own tax filing until this year, you might be getting anxious right now. Don’t panic! Take a look at our guide to tax time necessities and you’ll be set for this year—and know what to expect next time! Don’t Shred These!…

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Credit Card Safety: Holidays and Every Day

Posted on: December 11, 2014

Don’t get scammed this holiday season—make sure you’re following the recommended practices for keeping your credit card number and other personal information safe online and off. Incoming Call? Don’t Give Out Your CC Number Never give your credit card number out over the phone to someone who calls you. If you get a call that’s…

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Let It Go at Our Chantilly, VA Shred Events!

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Got clutter? Is it largely made up of papers that need to be shredded? Start the new year with a cleared-out space—bring your unneeded documents to the next TrueShred Community Shred Event. For just $10 per medium-sized box (bankers box size, approximately 10″x 12″ x 15″), we’ll shred your sensitive papers and files in our…

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High-Security GSA Contract Shredding

Posted on: November 13, 2014

For a small business, getting on the GSA schedule is a complex process. It requires a serious investment of resources and time. So why did TrueShred make the effort to be a GSA Approved vendor? Let’s talk about what’s in it for us as a locally-owned business and what’s in it for you, the government…

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Estate Shredding

Posted on: October 27, 2014

When a beloved family member or close friend passes, taking care of their estate often corresponds with several stages of grief. And rarely is it an easy job. Not only are stress and emotions running high, but estates, even small ones, typically have a lot of paperwork to be sorted. It can be difficult to…

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Support Your Local Shredding Company!

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Here at TrueShred, we are proud to be a locally-owned, family business serving the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. We know you have a lot of national shredding companies to choose from. Here’s why we think that doing business locally is the best option. Local Businesses Make Decisions at the Local Level Although we are a small company,…

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Back-to-School Internet Safety Tips

Posted on: October 1, 2014

This topic is a little left of center—the center being paper shredding, our bread and butter (pardon the mixed metaphor!)—but this is the kind of information that can never be in too many places. Unless you’re raising your kids off the grid or off the screen (and if that’s the case, hey, more power to…

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Run a Tight Ship: An Organized Office Makes Compliance Easier

Posted on: September 11, 2014

While we all know that a messy desk is the sign of a creative genius, when that mess extends to the rest of your office or workplace, it can lead to trouble. Especially when you need to be in compliance with any of these regulations: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1995 requires…

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Upcoming Events

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
Dennis R. Akers, Audit Supervisor - Virginia Department of Taxation

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