In today’s age identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. With 13 million victims yearly, identity theft is increasingly becoming an industry that pays organized criminals billions of dollars every year. Criminals will use confidential information to create fake IDs and attempt to make purchases, set up accounts, and carry out business transactions using someone’s information. They may seek this information from various places, including banks, medical facilities, or homeowner’s trash cans.
Professional shredding service reduces your risk by completely and securely destroying sensitive information. Massachusetts area Residents can use our convenient paper shredding drop-off service location for a fast and inexpensive way to safely destroy sensitive documents. Or, for large amounts, residential customers can arrange for our convenient and secure offsite shredding services.
Home owners and home offices need to shred their personal documents for the same reasons large businesses do: To protect your credit, your privacy, your customers and it is required by State and Federal laws. At Neighborhood Parcel, we offer an affordable and convenient document shredding service to area residents and home offices in and around Boston MA and Nashua NH. Whether you live in Boston, Brooklyn, Quincy, Andover, Nashua NH, Salem MA or New Hampshire, we come to your home to pick up your documents for our secure offsite shredding.
Neighborhood Parcel has been selected as the 2011 Best of Lowell Award winner in the International Shipping category by the US Commerce Association.
To avoid legal problems resulting from the destruction of documents, a document retention policy must be routinely followed and diligently maintained. All employees must know what to do with their documents and how to eliminate unnecessary documents. Likewise, all supervisors must clearly state and remind their employees of how the policy works. These techniques will ensure that a properly designed policy will be consistently applied.
Did you know there are actual laws regarding Document Privacy and paper shredding? Most small businesses and residents are not aware of the laws for the proper disposal of records containing personal information. Massachusetts Attorney General is very serious about protecting residents and businesses from identity theft. It doesn’t matter if the information was used in a crime or the age of the documents, the mere fact that documents were disposed of in an improper manner will find that company or individual answering to the Attorney General’s office and in wrong side of the law. And in all likelihood, they will find themselves writing a large settlement check to the State and will incur a hefty legal bill.