Why you must shred old information

It’s tempting to sit on old bank statements and correspondence you’ve received. It’s a worry that the company or organisation will want to know a certain code or reference number from you at some point. However, there does come a time when we will need to get rid of all the old files and stacks of piling papers. However, people are rightly concerned as to what to do with all old paper statements etc. So how do they dispose of them without the information falling into the wrong hands, and is the stuff still relevant anyway?

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The answer to that question is yes. Criminals and fraudsters have become very clever at harvesting old records and data and then using it against us. They may pose as a reputable employee of our bank or building society. They may try to be a council official or from the HMRC and claim that you owe hundreds of pounds in Tax. Even worse, they might use the details they have discovered about you to try and open up a bank account in your name or even set up a mortgage or further advance. Either way, that old data has to be gotten rid of correctly.

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It’s where companies such as Confidential Shredding at www.printwaste.co.uk/confidential-shredding/confidential-shredding-gloucester can provide the perfect service. They will ensure that any old statements are so well shredded it would be impossible to put together the details on the paper keeping you completely safe.


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