Data breaches, such as the recent report of Art.com’s website being hacked, and online phishing threats get lots of press. A USA Today story from Associated Press confirms low tech is still the preferred method for fraudsters:
“While identity thieves used a wide combination of methods, fewer than 20% of the crimes involved the Internet. The most frequently used non-technological method was the rerouting of mail through change of address cards. Other prevalent non-technological methods were mail theft and dumpster diving.”
Yet another reason why the Self-Service Shredder makes a great service in public places so that everyone in the world can shred affordably!