Tips for Avoiding and Navigating Tax Identity Theft

It’s tax season again and on top of doing your personal and business taxes, the last thing you need is to worry about tax identity theft. Unfortunately, a phishing scam has been reported just in time for the 2017 tax season. Learn how to protect yourself from tax identity theft scams and how to find out if your identity has …

It’s Your Choice–The Importance of On-Site Shredding

When choosing a shredding company, we believe that it’s important to have options. Recently, several well-known shredding companies have decided that they’ll no longer be offering on-site shredding. However, they may continue to charge the on-site premium!  On-site shredding means your sensitive documents are shred at your business where you have the opportunity to watch. This is in comparison to …

Someone’s Watching…

…your sensitive documents! It’s that time of year. It’s getting colder, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is almost here–but want to know what’s really scary? Two words. Data. Theft. Don’t believe that that your small business is susceptible to a data breach? Think again. Identity theft is a growing problem. According to TransUnion, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America with 9.9 …

Is a Recent Merger Disrupting Your Secure Shredding Program?

If you’re a client of a national shredding company, your secure shredding programs may have recently changed or a change could be in the works. Recent mergers may mean that your once attentive shredding service is no longer so conscientious of your needs. Most likely, if you are with a “big national,” the recent market changes have resulted in less service and a …

Marylanders’ Data Exposed in Cyber Attacks

According to records released by the Maryland state attorney general’s office, in 2014 alone, an average of two Maryland companies per week fell victim to cyber attacks. From the attack on Home Depot which affected more than 50 million credit cards to an attack on a small baltimore law firm which compromised the paychecks of a single employee, to the attack on …

The IRS Puts Personal ID Information at Risk

When it comes to government agencies, the possibility of your sensitive information being compromised should be the last thing on your mind. When complying with the IRS and exchanging personal information about yourself and your company you might think that they would enforce all necessary security measures throughout their process. A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) tells …