Over 4 Million Lost Within 6 Months From Identity Theft
When someones identity is stolen it has proven to cause more than just a headache. Many residents in Canada have been in debt upwards of $20,000 because someone got a hold of their important information. According to Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, from January to June 2014 there were $4,622,869.00 in losses due to identity theft in Canada. When information is stolen from medical institutions, financial services, or workplaces the door is opened for thieves to use this information for their gain and to potentially hurt patients, customers, and employees.
Information protection starts with shredding documents of sensitive nature but also requires that you protect all online information, electronic devices, and that you are securely storing any information that could be potentially harmful if it was put into the wrong hands. As a business owner it is your duty to protect the people who trust you. Ensure that you have a plan in place and if you don’t talk to the experts at BEST Shredding!
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