What does Triad Shredding do?
We destroy sensitive documents and information. What exactly does this type of information consist of you ask?
Due to the increasing awareness of personal and corporate information theft in the information age, we all need to do our part in the prevention of identity theft, corporate espionage, and fraudulent activity. We realize everyone’s needs are different - where one may need personnel files inaccessible, another might need outdated invoices destroyed; in either case, we at Triad offer the service that can destoy these documunts.
According to the Federal Trade Commission there were 3,784 reported cases of identity theft in the State of Illinois in 2001, making Illinois the fifth highest state in the nation for reported cases of identity theft. This year in the state of Georgia (ranked number seven in identity theft) Governor Roy Barnes signed a law that makes it a crime for a business to discard personal information unless it first “shreds, erases, modifies” and makes “reasonably” sure no one will have access to it before it is destroyed. This law places stiff penalties- up to $10,000 on businesses that mishandle personal information, and is seen to be the first of many states that will pass this type of legislation. Due to the number of cases of identity theft in Illinois and the likely possibility of future laws requiring the destruction of personal information, businesses in our area need to protect themselves from the possibility of future fines, costly litigation and embarrassment. There is an economical solution to this problem, let us introduce you to Triad Shredding.