As the year comes to an end and the holidays are just a few weeks away, you might be thinking about getting new computers for everyone in the family. How can you pass up all those great year-end sales on laptops? What a great gift a new computer would be for everyone. And if you do buy new computers, what happens to your old computers? You’d never think of tossing your old computer to the curb or dumping it at your local Goodwill store, would you? Believe it or not, that’s what a lot of people do. Instead of bringing in their old computers to have the Minneapolis hard drive shredded, they just toss the old computer in the trash, without giving a thought to all the information that’s stored on it.
What many people don’t realize is that your computer hard drive has tons of information stored on it that should never get into the hands of anyone else. You probably have information stored on your computer hard drive that includes your social security number, your driver’s license number, or even information from personal medical records. If you’ve adopted children and had to send paperwork back and forth online, that information could be there too. If you’ve purchased a car or a home and you have a loan, that information could be on your computer too. If you don’t take the time to have your Minneapolis hard drive shredded, you’re taking the chance that your personal information and even your identity could be stolen by someone figuring out how to login to your old computer.
So if you plan on surprising your family with new computers this holiday season, be sure you remember to have your Minneapolis hard drive shredded one the new computers are set up. We want to be sure you protect everyone in your family from identity theft with information stolen from your old hard drives. Just give Shred-N-Go, Inc. a call at 763-551-4800 for direction to our location nearest you.