Did you Hear About The Hundreds of Medical Records Found in a Columbus, Ohio Dumpster On ABC Channel 6 News This Week?
Isn’t it incredibly hard to believe that people will still carelessly discard papers containing personal information into a dumpster rather than paying a nominal fee to have the papers properly shred?
This important story unfolded just this week on “ABC 6 On Your Side Problem Solvers”, (see link to story here), after hundreds of medical records were found in local dumpsters by a concerned citizen. The story ended with the police seizing the two dumpsters where the boxes of documents were found, and hauling them off, so that the person or persons who were responsible for this illegal document dump will be located and prosecuted. This is just another example of why HIPAA laws were put into place – to protect your identity and your information no matter who has it!
This story is an important reminder for Columbus, Ohio citizens and businesses alike. It is NEVER safe to discard anyone’s personal information into a dumpster, or your personal trash bin. As soon as papers are put into the trash, they can legally be searched or taken by anyone who comes across them. Would be thieves can take a little information and go a long way with it, destroying your company’s credibility, endangering your business to fines and legal action, or stealing personal information and wreaking havoc on credit. Also, getting an identity back is a long, costly, time- consuming and frustrating project.
Why would any business risk ending up on the evening news? Sadly, this whole dangerous situation that ABC Channel 6 exposed could have been so easily avoided! Simply calling a professional, NAID certified shredding expert, such as Royal Document Destruction, would have been an easy and affordable solution. Professional shredding companies are the experts at their jobs, and they also offer piece of mind to their customers by ensuring that the shredding job is done correctly. Our Columbus, Ohio company has been servicing the secure paper shredding needs of hospitals, banks, law firms, corporate headquarters, medical offices, local businesses, and central Ohio residents for almost 30 years. Just look at our Google reviews and know that Royal Document’s professional services are the best available. You can easily secure your documents by scheduling a no hassle box pick-up for confidential shredding, which includes a written guarantee of secure shredding service.
Businesses of every size and kind all have one thing in common: they all generate paper with information that requires shredding. Many leading companies throughout Columbus, Ohio take advantage of Royal Document Destruction’s box-pick up service with our professional secure trucks and experienced staff. Columbus Residents can also to bring in their boxes or bags of confidential papers to our Gahanna, Ohio secure facility and we will shred everything very quickly the same day for a nominal fee. Importantly, every piece of paper that comes thru our facility is shred twice, baled and then 100% recycled at a paper mill – so it is a win-win for your identity and the environment.
Stories like this one remind all of us how important it is to take care when handling papers you are ready to dispose of by calling a shredding expert. It is the most cost-effective, time-efficient and environmentally sound decision any professional can make.