But how are thieves gaining access to this personal information? One way they may be obtaining sensitive data is by going through your trash. When you place a piece of paper into your garbage can, it goes through several stages on its way to a landfill, leaving your records available for wandering eyes and hands.
The basic information you need to make sure stays protected includes:
- Your Name
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
- Phone Number
The aforementioned basic information is included in most:
- Tax information & returns
- Investment Records & Statements
- Bank Statements & cancelled checks
- Paycheck stubs
- ATM receipts
- Credit card statements
- Home financial information
Therefore, the best defense against those who are looking to steal your information is to shred your documents.
R4 Services knows how important your security and overall well-being means to you and your loved ones. Because of this, we have decided to expand our shredding services to residents. You can purchase a residential shredding bag online, and we will schedule a time to come and pick it up.
If you are interested in taking the next step in protecting yourself against identity theft, contact us at 773-843-3915 or order online