ID theft, document theft, vandalism, and industrial espionage, especially with the rise of the internet, are ever increasing security problems and have reached epidemic levels. Virtually no day goes by that we do not hear in the news about a data breach, hack, stolen documents, and/or data.
Modern technology, and specifically the internet, has made the world a much smaller place. These days a doctor’s or accountant’s office in a small rural town can have the ability to hold as much private information and data as a fortune 500 company in New York City. With the explosion of ease of access to secure data, a simple data breach can devastate a business and those individuals whose private data was exposed. The increased use of remote and mobile access along with the staggering amount of sensitive confidential information being generated on our office computers (and too often carelessly discarded) has made data and document security not only important and a good idea, but frequently required by law.
Thieves use high and low tech methods to steal your data and documents. Known methods of ID theft have included:
- Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it. Utilizing a combination of discarded invoices, payment stubs, and other documents, they are able to steal enough data to steal your identity.
- Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card and/or stealing the receipts of payments made by credit card. Gas station receipts are notorious for providing thieves with information.
- Phishing. Hackers pretend to be financial institutions or other known, legitimate companies, and send spam or pop-up messages to your computer or smartphone soliciting information and trying to get you to reveal your personal information.
- Mail Fraud – Thieves will divert your billing statements and other mail to another address thereby compiling an ID based on incoming invoices and mail trends.
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