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3AW Community Shred Day 2016

Andrew Vincent from Shred On Site was recently invited to speak on 3AW regarding the increase in document fraud and the importance of document shredding while promoting a free shredding session hosted by Shred On Site. The free shredding session was held on Caulfield Cup day, 15th October, from ten in…

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Identity Theft Can Hit Close To Home

Many people don't realise that failing to shred sensitive documents doesn't just leave you vulnerable to identity theft from strangers. You could also be victimised by people you know – even by close family members. That’s what makes Melbourne secure document destruction so important when it comes to avoiding identity…

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Top 10 Sensitive Documents You Should Shred Immediately

As the world goes digital, we can sometimes forget that paper documents are one of the most common sources for identity theft. Mailed statements and hard copies of sensitive documents can offer a wealth of information to thieves. This makes sensitive paper shredding crucial to personal safety and peace of…

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Excellent service. Arrived within an hour of our call and only took ten minutes to shred a large volume of documents. Cheap price for the service. Thank you.
Great service, timely quote and follow up. Arrived on time (5 minutes early) and completed the job quickly and without fuss.
Very good service! Booked in the day before and arrived when they said. I watched our documents getting shredded on the trucks viewing monitor. It's surprising how much will fit into a blue recycling bin so that kept my costs down.
Great service. Arrived when they said they would and made contact prior to arrival. The operator was professional and courteous and the whole process was exactly as described on the web site. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to bulk shred.
Shred on Site was very professional and their staff very pleasant and helpful . They arrived right on time and communicated ll the time.. I was very pleased with the outcome..
Very efficient and friendly service. I felt very confident that my confidential information was dealt with professionally. Highly recommend.
Excellent service! Prompt arrival, great communication and didn't charge extra even though the bin was overflowing! Highly recommended.
I found the organization to be totally professional in it's approach, with correspondence outlining the process and overall communication from the team. I would highly recommend the company to anyone who wishes to shred documents and/or equipment. A great experience. Anna
Incredible customer service, communication, timing and low cost from Andrew and team. Do not look anywhere else. They were able to accomodate all my requests for 20+ bins of drawing and office documents from the closure of an Architecture practice, including a van full of IT equipment. All booked, quoted and completed within the same week during the last week of Dec no less.
As a retired Marriage Celebrant, I had much personal information in relation to hundreds of former clients, which needed to be securely disposed destroyed. I didn't have enough to justify a truck coming to my house, so I took the documents to the Shred On Site office and met very helpful Joshua who organised their destruction. I definitely recommend this company, and will use their services again in the future.
As a retired Marriage Celebrant, I had much personal information in relation to hundreds of former clients, which needed to be securely disposed destroyed. I didn't have enough to justify a truck coming to my house, so I took the documents to the Shred On Site office and met very helpful Joshua who organised their destruction. I definitely recommend this company, and will use their services again in the future.
Great service! Shred on Site made the task of disposing of old files and paperwork super easy. I received a confirmation email with the time the driver would arrive and he arrived exactly on time Friendly and efficient service, highly recommend.
I could not recommend this service more highly! 8 years of tax returns, personal medical docs was weighing us down. Shred On Site were incredibly accommodating on dates and times and literally provide service at your front door. The price point was excellent also. Was like a Marie Kondo 'spark joy' moment. Thanks so much, Lisa & Steve
We were very happy with the Shred on Site Service. We had several boxes of material to be shredded. Mike arrived on time and cheerfully tipped everything in to a Shred on Site Bin and promptly wheeled it to his truck. The material was being shredded as Mike filled out his invoice and the job was paid for. Very Efficient service, I would without any hesitation use their service again. Thanks Mike for an excellent, positive experience.
Excellent service. Arrived on time. No need to sort paper , plastic or ring binders. All shredded while you watch. Great way to get rid of those old personal files
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
Service is exactly as advertised. Easy connection to set up an appointment. Appointment made next day with text reminder and call on approach - very helpful in getting boxes ready for destruction. Thought I only had 2 boxes - after the team members arrived, I realised I had 5 which was no problem for them to accomodate. Out of date but sensitive documentation which they handled and shredded appropriately. Cost was very reasonable, even with the unplanned extras. Service - both from the admin office and team members who arrived - was excellent. I will be using them again for future document shredding and their expanded service offering covering electronic waste, knowing that it will be handled sensitively and efficiently.
fabulous service. on time, helpful, courteous, efficient. gave us great peace of mind that all our parent's documents and floppy disks were securely destroyed. thank you so much
Great work. Turned up on time. Very pleasant. Good value.
Shred on site were brilliant. Efficient, very helpful and pleasant to deal with.They answered my email enquiry within the day by phone, I made an appointment time for the van to come to my home for the following week.It arrived on time with a pleasant driver. I watched my documents shredded. They also took away an old printer and phone fax. I highly recommend this service and will use it again.
Great service. 15 years of company accounts gone. I feel cleansed. The truck came. The bin was wheeled in, filled and then all my confidential files were eaten by the truck. Good riddance!!Thankyou ShredOnSite.
This is a great service. They kept me informed of the process, arrived on time and answered the questions I asked. I only had a few cartons but I was treated as if I was a large business. Thank you Shred on Site.
Great service, fast and assured. A fantastic way to deal with all those confidential documents you don't want to have to sort!
Shred on Site did an amazing job shredding 40 years of paperwork and cardboard after closing our drafting business. Great value for money.very efficient, fast and clean. Great for peace of mind. Thank you.
I have used this company both business and personal shredding. All times customer service was excellent and they were oh so helpful. I found the pricing reasonable and have been more than very satisfied with their procedures. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
come right to where the paperwork was boxed. destruction in front of me. Very quick and no mess at all. polite and professional
Great service, we used to use this company for our business shredding when we lived in Melbourne. We now live in a coastal town but were able to meet the truck on it's mobile rounds and have our shredding down in about 5 minutes! Extremely convenient, friendly and easy to organise.
This was so easy to arrange and communication with company was spot on. Everything was as promised. It was cheaper as a one off to take our documents to a site where they had a regular commitment. A quick call to say they would be there in 20 mins. and it was all done. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again or recommend.
Happy with prompt service. Arrived on time and professional. Highly recommended.

Why Choose Shred On Site?

We are a mobile document shredding & destruction company that specialises in shredding confidential documents on-site for total security and peace of mind. All shredded paper is 100% recycled. We provide one-off and regular services.

  • Shred at your Premises
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  • 100% Recycled
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Andrew Vincent from Shred On Site was recently invited to speak on 3AW regarding the increase in document fraud and the importance of document shredding while promoting a free shredding session hosted by Shred On Site. The free shredding session was held on Caulfield Cup day, 15th October, from ten in the morning until one in the afternoon at Elwood Surf Lifesaving Club and was a resounding success.

The host expressed concerns about the number of people increasingly falling victim to fraud, and often that is accomplished by papers being retrieved from rubbish bins and letterboxes. These stolen papers are then used by criminals to access bank accounts where they set up new credit cards and the like, often leaving innocent victims to clean up the mess with various institutions.

Andrew was quizzed on the details of the free shredding day and the importance of using the services of a professional shredding service such as Shred On Site.

So if people bring their documents to you, you will shred it for them?

We certainly will. We have a mobile shredding truck that contains a commercial-sized shredding machine inside. If people bring their bags, suitcases or backpacks full of documents, we are happy to shred them.

What do you do most of the time? Are you a professional shredder?

Yes. As I said, we have a mobile shredding truck so we deal mostly with accountants, lawyers and real estate agents that require a regular service where we pick up their documents and shred them on site. Other clients have regular purges where they wish to shred in bulk.

Is there a website where people can get further information on mobile document shredding?

Yes. Our website is shredonsite.com.au and everything you need to know about our shredding service is there. In addition, you will find our contact details if you wish to make an appointment or discuss your requirements.

Many people don’t realise that failing to shred sensitive documents doesn’t just leave you vulnerable to identity theft from strangers. You could also be victimised by people you know – even by close family members. That’s what makes Melbourne secure document destruction so important when it comes to avoiding identity theft and security breaches. Many cases of identity theft are not recorded with authorities once the perpetrator is identified as a family member as it is often a case of not wanting to press charges.

Identity Theft

The following is an overview of people “close to home” who could potentially steal your identity or commit credit card fraud in your name:

Co-Workers

Unfortunately, fellow staff members may not always have your best interests at heart. If you ever leave your purse, wallet or personal files unattended even for a few minutes, they could be subject to theft by someone who can use them for their own financial gain. If a credit report is accessed, the data can then be used by the co-worker, or sold to others for fraudulent use.

Employees

If you’re a business owner, you could be at risk of fraud by your own workers. Employees of smaller businesses have been known to commit identity theft and get away with it for long periods of time. While proper employee screening is key, a policy of regular secure document destruction and paper shredding can help minimise the risk.

Customer Service Personnel

You may not know them very well, but many people get on a first name basis with customer service workers such as wait staff and cashiers. Customer service workers have access to all of your credit card details, and it would not be difficult for these individuals to access your account, or sell the details to a third party. Some would need little provocation; such as believing your tip was too low.

Neighbours

We should all be lucky enough to have friendly, trustworthy neighbours. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Neighbours have easy, up-close access to your doorstep, routines, mail, garbage and recycled items. If you aren’t making use of secure document destruction and paper shredding in Melbourne, you could be leaving yourself open to financial fraud and identity theft from the boy or girl next door.

Friends

Anyone can make the mistake of poor judgment in choice of friends. Also, even the highest quality individuals are subject to dishonesty at certain times in life given the right circumstances. If a friend or associate stumbles upon sensitive documents and paperwork in your home, they could use these items to commit identity fraud, banking fraud or credit card fraud. Using secure document destruction can help reduce the temptation and minimise the risk of such incidents.

Family Members

It might be difficult to think about a family member stealing from you, but unfortunately, theft within families is all too common. For example, teenagers or young adults may take advantage of close access to their parents’ sensitive documents and use them to steal money for a range of reasons.

The sad, sobering fact is that around half of all identity theft cases are committed by somebody close to the victim according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. From substance abuse issues to general financial problems, any number of motives could prompt someone close to you to steal your identity or other sensitive information.

Fortunately, you can take proactive measures to greatly reduce this risk. Shred on Site is Melbourne’s trusted document shredding service that brings you effective, secure document destruction. Now you can protect yourself from fraud and identity theft from both strangers and people closer to home.

As the world goes digital, we can sometimes forget that paper documents are one of the most common sources for identity theft. Mailed statements and hard copies of sensitive documents can offer a wealth of information to thieves.

Top 10 Sensitive Documents You Should Shred Immediately

This makes sensitive paper shredding crucial to personal safety and peace of mind. Secure document destruction in Melbourne can help you to rest easier knowing you are not at risk. A common query is often, “What documents should I shred?” The following 10 sensitive documents should be high on your list for immediate confidential document destruction:

1. Statements from Financial Institutions. Bank statements should be shredded as soon as the necessary information has been gleaned. Secure shredding applies to documents related to stocks and investments as well. Other bank documents like ATM receipts as well as deposit and withdrawal slips should also be destroyed.

2. Credit Card Statements. Paper credit card statements contain key personal information about your accounts, identity and spending habits. Once they have been viewed for accuracy and used in bookkeeping, credit card statements should be shredded.

3. Pay Stubs. Pay stubs can contain sensitive data about employment, income, taxes, banking and health care. To ensure security, they should be shredded after the information on them has been verified.

4. Junk Mail. Junk mail can include courtesy checks, preapproved loans and credit card applications. These mailings can leave you open to fraud from criminals who sign up for them on your behalf. A policy of using confidential document destruction for all junk mail can eliminate this risk.

5. Old Tax Returns. Tax returns should be saved for at least five years; however, after this time it is prudent to shred them and ensure security from identity theft.

6. Outdated Medical Records. Personal medical records should be destroyed once the information becomes outdated or is no longer required. This includes bills and receipts as well as lab and test results.

7. Insurance records. Insurance documents are another potential goldmine of information for identity thieves. Be discerning about which documents you keep on file, and shred the rest.

8. Boarding Passes. Old airplane boarding passes are also strong candidates for secure document destruction. They often contain key information such as your birth date, nationality and your passport number.

9. Expired Passports and IDs. It may be tempting to hold on to these as keepsakes, but losing track of old passports and identification cards can be dangerous when it comes to protecting your identity.

10. Centrelink Statements. If you receive benefit statements from the Government, be sure to properly dispose of old statements with secure document destruction. These statements can be for Pensions, Family Tax Benefit statements, Youth Allowances, Subsidised Housing Benefits, or Income Allowance Statements. All contain crucial personal information that you cannot allow to fall into the wrong hands.

Identity theft is a major concern in today’s data-driven world; however, confidential document destruction in Melbourne can substantially reduce your risk. Shred on Site uses an extremely effective “pierce and tear” secure document destruction method as opposed to shredding in straight lines. This makes it virtually impossible to reassemble the shredded files and letters. Trust Shred on Site for all your sensitive paper shredding needs. Apparel destruction services are also available.