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Tax Season: What Documents Do I Need To Keep?

Tax documents can be some of the most confusing when it comes to what to keep and what to shred. The standard rule is keep records for three years, but does that apply to everything? The answer is that it's more complicated than that. Some documents ... Read more  

Heart of Texas Shred Tax Season
 

Data Protection, Document Destruction Services

TAX SEASON: IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION

Whether you are a business or an individual, you have tax documents in your files. Tax documents are a gold mine for identity thieves — they are loaded with personal information, including your social security number. Identity thieves are on ... Read more  

Tax Scam
 

Data Protection

SECURE CUSTOMERS DATA WITH DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION

Secure shredding has become a hot topic for business owners today. The internet has opened the doors to buyers all over the world, and they're desperate to get their hands on information. Regardless of whether that information comes from physical or ... Read more  

Document Destruction
 

Hard Drive Destruction

DANGERS OF DIY HARD DRIVE DESTRUCTION

For hackers and identity thieves, hard drives represent an opportunity to steal your private data. If you have an old hard drive or computer that you’re considering throwing away or donating, consider the risks of allowing criminals to get ... Read more  

Hard Drive Destruction
 

Corporate document shredding, Shred Documents

DECLUTTER YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

If you have anything in common with millions of Americans, your home and office collect clutter throughout the year. The clutter we think of first is often frivolous purchases, unused gift items, and outgrown clothes, but perhaps the most ... Read more  

Declutter your home
 

Hard Drive Destruction

WHAT GETS STOLEN FROM OLD HARD DRIVES

Before you throw away, donate or recycle a computer, make sure the hard drive is destroyed. Even programs that tout that they can erase everything on the drive are not hacker-proof. The best way to make sure all of the data on the drive is destroyed ... Read more  

Old Hard Drives