identity theft

How to Keep Your Identity Secure in St. Petersburg

Identity theft is not just a petty crime. In fact, fraudsters in the United States stole $56 billion from identity theft victims in 2020. Furthermore, Florida is ranked #4 in the United States for identity theft rates. Even the most ...
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Tampa, Here’s When (and When Not) to Put Your SSN on a Form

An SSN, or Social Security number, is the all-important piece of personal information that the government uses to track your lifetime earnings and the number of years you worked. Social Security numbers are a unique identifier issued to all U.S. ...
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What You Should Do with ATM Receipts in Ft. Myers

Isn't it frustrating when you have ATM receipts bursting from your wallet or purse? Are you wondering where you should dispose of these important little pieces of paper? Concerned about your personal information being available for everyone to see? No ...
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Feeling Curious, Clearwater? Here’s a Brief History of Paper Recycling

Are you curious about how recycling came to be or how long it’s been around? You’re in luck! We’re going to give you a brief history of paper recycling.  Ancient Paper Recycling  The very first recorded instance of recycling was ...
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You Should Be Shredding All of Your Company Mail in St. Petersburg, and Here’s Why

There are so many scams happening online in today’s world that it’s easy to forget the scams, theft, and fraud that can occur in the real, physical world.  One of the most common scams still rampant today is thieves committing ...
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3 Ways an ID Thief Can Use Your Name and Bradenton Address to Steal Your Identity

When there's a data breach, identity theft is one of the most common results. So how careful do you have to be when shredding our personal information? We know that tax documents and credit statements need secure disposal, but what ...
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Should Orlando Businesses Really Worry About “Dumpster Thieves”?

Dumpster divers are a common sight around Central Florida, especially Orlando. While many aspects of this activity can result in criminal penalties—such as trespassing, littering, and disorderly conflict—digging through trash isn’t technically illegal. Shocking, right? Nevertheless, dumpster diving is something ...
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Full Guide: What to Do if You Live in Orlando and Your Identity Has Been Stolen

Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is far too common in the United States. As it happens, Florida is among the states with the highest rates of identity theft in the country. If you suspect your identity has been ...
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Surprising Benefits of a Residential Shredding Service in Ft. Myers

In the age of identity theft and other forms of fraud, privacy is the best policy. If your home contains documents containing sensitive, personal information, don’t just put them in the trash. Consider using a residential shredding service for your ...
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What Bradenton business owners should know about legal obligations to protect personally identifiable information (PII)

Bradenton businesses manage substantial amounts of confidential data on their employees, customers, and clients. Much of this information is extremely sensitive, containing details that identity thieves employ to create fraudulent, criminal enterprises. Legal authorities call this data personally identifiable information or PPI for ...
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