You are looking for an easy way to shred a couple boxes of paper. You do a search an low and behold your local UPS Store does shredding.
You trust UPS shredding services, so you call and it’s about $1.00 per pound. You think, that’s fine and go for it.
- Problem 1, We have found that many stores like FEDEX, UPS, Staples in addition to local mailing stores do not immediately shred your documents…they outsource shredding services.
- Problem 2, we have also seen these stores leave the cart un-attended, sometimes with the key still in the lock. This is an unsafe practice.
Call your local store and ask them if you can observe the actual shredding of your documents. At a local mail and ship store, we were told that they keep the wheeled cart, where you put your most private documents, until it is full. This could mean your financial/private documents sit in the cart in the store for weeks.
SECURITY TIP: If you can’t watch your confidential documents being shredded by the UPS Store shredder(or anywhere you shred), leave.
Do you trust all of your private documents with all store employees? What happens when the store is closed? God forbid, what if someone goes into the store and rolls the cart into their vehicle and drives off with it? The answer is anyone who put their documents in that cart, and paid $1.00 per pound, could be a candidate for ID Theft!
Shred Bull immediately shreds documents for our customers. We encourage you to watch your confidential records be destroyed, our truck even has windows so that you can see what is being shredded.
This article was written based on our experience in February, 2016, to be sure they still don’t shred while you wait, please call your local store or visit the UPS Store and ask them what their procedure is.
Keep in mind dropping documents off at the UPS store is not AAA or NAID compliant, it is not secure, and completely violates the chain of custody provisions. Here is what they say that is completely misleading or worse…you should visit the UPS Shredding Website
– See more at: https://www.theupsstore.com/store-services/shredding
Also: Read the scary disclaimer on the bottom of the UPS shredding website.
Bottom line is, if you don’t see the documents get shredded you are AT RISK and absolutely not compliant HIPAA, FACTA nor common sense compliant. I hope this article saves people from getting their private documents stolen…hard for me to believe that the shredding industry or the mail and ship store condone this massive breech of consumer trust…shoot, here is my offer to you…come down and we’ll give you a deal:
Mention this UPS SHREDDING Article when you call us at 949-459-3278 we will shred as many boxes(up to 30lbs each) as you have for $10.00 ea! That’s just .33 cents per pound. (5 box minimum for our mobile shredding service)
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