On April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., come join us at Power Financial Credit Union’s Sheridan Branch for FREE onsite commercial shredding services. Additionally, in celebration of Earth Day, Florida Power and Light representatives will be available to provide tips for saving money on your utility bills and reducing your carbon footprint.
Anyone who reads newspapers, watches television or surfs the net knows America’s problems with identity theft. For South Florida, our metro area was recently ranked No. 2 in the nation, according to a new Consumer Sentinel Network report from the Federal Trade Commission.
The most common prevention is by routinely checking your monthly bank and credit card statements for unusual activity. Quite often you can spot duplicate charges or charges for services never rendered. While this is the most conventional way to look out for fraud, who takes the time?
A recent Intel survey found that 32% of millennials throw caution to the wind. They don’t have a system for staying organized and they don’t examine their spending habits.
Even if you do look at your bills, where does the statement go from there? Is it safeguarded in a locked drawer or filing cabinet? It is estimated that 8 in 10 data thefts involve paper-based breaches.
When it is time to dispose of important documents, shredding is only the second easiest way to combat paper-document theft. The best method is to eliminate paper altogether. While there are certainly risks with electronic data, it requires hacking skills few possess, whereas anyone can root around a mailbox, wastebasket or dumpster.
Power Financial offers online statements and mobile banking that is protected behind multiple layers of security. Each day we work toward adding additional protection to confirm your identity.
Whether you receive payday statements, bank statements or credit card, utility, cable or other bills, if you’re not ready to go paperless, shred all personal data.