With the holidays just a few weeks away, you may be thinking about getting new computers for everyone in the family. What a great gift that would be for everyone. But what happens to the old computers once the new ones are set up? You’d never just toss your old computer to the curb or dump it at your local Goodwill store, would you? Believe it or not, that’s what some people do. Instead of taking advantage of our Minnesota hard drive shredding service, they just toss their old computer like day old bread, without a thought about all the information stored in it.
In case you’re not a computer guru or you’ve simply never taken the time to think about it, your computer hard drive has tons of information that should never get into the hands of anyone else. Chances are you have information on your computer that includes your social security number, your drivers’ license number or information from personal medical records. If you’ve adopted children and had to send paperwork back and forth online, that information is there. If you’ve purchased a car or a home and you have a loan, that information could be on your computer too.
It’s extremely important that the information on your hard drive is never seen by anyone but you. That’s why Minnesota hard drive shredding is so incredibly important. When you bring your computer hard drives to one of our Shred-N-Go, Inc. locations, you are welcome to watch as we take your hard drive and shred it into pieces so that nobody could ever retrieve any information from it. By the way, taking a hammer to your hard drive, like some people recommend, is not nearly enough to keep your information safe from hackers who know exactly how to get at the information they want. Shredding your old hard drive into tiny pieces is the only real way to be sure your information is safe.
So if you end up surprising your family with new computers this holiday season, be sure to use our Minnesota hard drive shredding service to protect your important information from everyone else in the world. Give us a call at 763-551-4800 for direction to the Shred-N-Go, Inc. location nearest you.