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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing non-violent crimes in Canada.  In 2007, identity theft cost $6.4 million, and in the first three months of 2008 it reached $2.9 million.  If it keeps on at that rate, by the end of 2008 it will be close to double at $11.6 million.

Canada has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.  However, newcomers must be careful of identity theft.

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  1. Docu-Shred strictly maintains that the collection, security and destruction of your sensitive documents follows the principles of PIPA.
  2. all of our staff is fully bonded
  3. all shredding is completed on-site
  4. Certificates of Destruction are provided
  5. lockable containers are complimentary with shredding
  6. paper is shredded into small pieces and recycled into another paper product
Safe and Secure Document Destruction

Our Clients

  • accountants
  • barristers and solicitors
  • RCMP
  • doctors
  • dentists
  • government
  • private business
  • individuals

The Liability Factor

Not properly disposing of confidential documents can leave you open to liability, and not only can that be expensive but it can ruin your company.  When a professional paper shredding company destroys your documents and guarantees their work with a Certificate of Destruction then you are no longer responsible for those records.    Docu-Shred strictly maintains that the collection, security and destruction of your sensitive documents follows the principles of PIPA.  We are licensed, bonded and all our staff maintain current criminal record checks. 

Who Uses Our Service?

Everyone who is concerned about security shreds paper.  The crimes of identity theft and corporate espionage are on the rise and, in contrast to popular belief, 75% of information theft occurs through the traditional paper stream rather than by electronic means.  Dumpster diving remains the most popular method.

It is literally impossible for businesses not to collect or possess confidential information.  The burden is on them to ensure they are carrying out due diligence in protecting against the irresponsible leakage of this data.  Legislation is strict and harsh civil and criminal penalties are handed out to companies that fail to destroy confidential information prior to disposal.

As well as being environmentally responsible, on-site document destruction is the most sensible and cost-effective answer.

Facts and Information about Identity Theft

Where does the identity thief find your information?

  • Your wallet or purse.
  • Your mailbox.
  • Your glove compartment.
  • Your trash.
  • You.

How is the Identification Used?

  • Your credit card(s) can be used for a buying spree.
  • New credit card accounts can be opened.
  • The mailing address on your existing credit card account can be changed by using your name, date of birth, and S.I.N numbers.
  • Cars can be bought and loans can be taken out in your name.
  • Thieves can establish telephone or wireless phone service in your name.
  • Bank accounts can be opened in your name, and bad cheques can be written by the thieves.
  • Counterfeit cheques or debit cards can drain your bank account.
  • Bankrupcy can be filed in your name so the thieves can avoid paying debts they’ve incurred.
  • A job application can be filled out in your name.
  • They could give your name to the police during an arrest.  When they’re released, and if they don’t show up for court, an arrest warrant could be issued in your name.

Steps to Prevent Identity Theft

  • If you don’t need it, don’t collect it.
  • If you need it once, don’t save it longer.
  • If you have it, but don’t need it, dispose of it carefully.  A good deal of identity theft happens in the trash barrel or dumpster.  Dispose of personal or corporate information by shredding it.
  • If you have to keep it, think security, and use locks and alarms.
  • Don’t broadcast personal information.
  • Don’t use S.I.N cards as account numbers.
  • Don’t give out employee or customer information to anyone whose identity can’t be positively confirmed.
  • Promptly remove mail from a secure mailbox, and don’t leave pieces of mail lying around your worksite, or office.
  • Use scrubbing software to destroy hard-drives.
  • Shred all sensitive documents.

Click here for a printable PDF of our Identity Theft Facts