It is not only companies and public bodies who need to take the necessary precautions when it comes to managing their confidential information and shredding papers. Each and every one of us needs to take full responsibility for the destruction of our printed personal information. At home we all generate paperwork which contains personal information such as bills, banking letters, insurance quotes, receipts, medical or financial records. Identity theft is a growing industry for globally connected crime gangs, and if your records get into these peoples possession it can cost you both money and dignity.
Criminals can gain sensitive information from documents that are not properly disposed of. Protect yourself against opportunistic ID thieves who might be prowling in your wheelie bin for useful personal details. Identity fraud is growing within Ireland so put the relevant procedures in place to ensure you do not become another statistic.