Importance of Shredding
The offices say that shredding sensitive documents can help prevent the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft, and that checking your credit score, monitoring bank accounts, and keeping confidential information secure is important in preventing fraud.
"It's just really important don't let it go, don't throw it out in your dumpster because a lot of victims are because of dumpster divers." said Michelle Corey of the Better Business Bureau. "People go in and take personal financial information and they establish credit in your name."