When you throw out your rubbish, you might assume that is the end of it and it will go off to landfill or recycling never to be seen again. However, this is not always the case and criminals who wish to commit identity fraud are often on the lookout for rubbish that they can use to their own ends.
Stealing information is something that makes criminals a lot of money, so they will go to great lengths in order to do it. When you are throwing stuff out, you should be careful about what this might mean for a determined criminal.
Paperwork that contains personal information is something that many criminals will look for and they will go through bins to get to it. Details that are personal to you and also financial details that can be found on bank statements are not something that you want to fall into the wrong hands. The best thing to do with this is to take it to a professional company that deals with confidential waste destruction like Printwaste, a confidential shredding Birmingham based company.
Something else that you should be aware of is putting packaging outside your home from high value items such as televisions, computers and games consoles. Burglars may see this as an opportunity to help themselves to what’s inside, so make sure that you don’t leave this sort of thing sitting outside the house as you never know who might be looking.