Friday
Jul152011

Community Shred Days Updated

We have recently added several new dates to our community shred day calendar. For our Central Texas residents and businesses we have a shred day this Saturday, July 16th. For our Houston area residents and businesses we have a shred day August 27th in Katy, a shred day September 17th near Tomball, a shred day September 24th in northwest Houston, and a shred day November 5th in Spring. For more information contact us or check out the schedule by clicking on the link below. We hope to see you there! http://www.theshredguy.net/paper-shred-services/

Thursday
Jul072011

Sensitive Documents Found in Dumpster...Again!

How many times does this have to happen before people start realizing the importance of securely destroying sensitive documents and taking the necessary action to make sure that happens? At The Shred Guy, we make it easy for our customers. We do all the work and provide a 100% security guarantee.

DOCUMENTS FOUND IN HARLINGEN DUMPSTER

KGBT-TV

June 27, 2011- Action 4 News found hundreds of documents containing potentially sensitive information in dumpsters near a recently closed local insurer. However, when contacted the previous management of the now-closed Statewide Insurance was reluctant to admit any wrongdoing.

"The documents were supposed to be disposed of probably more securely, however, at the end of the day, those documents are five years or older,” said Jay Barnes, Statewide’s former General Manager.

However, the documents were later found to contain at least one copy of a driver’s license, among other sensitive data.

Click here to read the full article.

Monday
Jun272011

Patient Medical Records Found in the Trash!

STOCKTON - Paper medical records belonging to approximately 1,200 patients who visit Sutter Gould Medical Foundation physicians in Stockton and Lodi were lost May 27. They ended up buried in a landfill.

The documents - all in one box - contained patient names, addresses, diagnostic test results, provider notes and correspondence, Social Security numbers, disability forms and insurance information, according to a statement released by Modesto-based Sutter Gould this week.

Spokesman Craig Baize said it does not appear that any of the records were compromised or misused. They simply went out with the trash after having been scanned by a vendor to create digital files for Sutter Gould's electronic health records system.

"Working with our vendor, every effort was made to locate the missing information," said Sandy Bellew, Sutter Gould's health privacy information officer. "When it was determined that the box and its contents were not going to be located in a timely manner, we began steps to notify our patients."

Sutter Gould apologized for the incident, and each patient should have received a letter containing a unique code and a toll-free number for enrolling in a credit-protection service at no expense for up to one year, the group said.

Sutter Gould's investigation included video surveillance tapes showing that the box was placed into a Dumpster.

For additional information, phone (877) 398-1294. Patients also can email questions to SGMFPublicRelations@sutterhealth.org.

Thursday
Jun232011

Shred Day in Bastrop

We just wanted to remind everyone that we will have a shred day in Bastrop this Saturday, June 25th. Our truck will be at Ascension Catholic Church from 8:00-11:00. We will be shredding on-site. The church is at 905 Water Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602. If you can't make it, you're not ready yet, or you want to refer a friend, we will be back again next month at the Tahitian Village Clean Sweep. Take advantage of this opportunity while you can. You'll get the same secure, on-site shredding we always provide at a reduced shred day rate. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions about the shred day or shredding in central Texas, feel free to call Tom Hatfield at 512-797-2630.

Monday
May232011

Expanding our reach

The Shred Guy is happy to announce that we are expanding our customer base and service areas. We have recently added several customers just south of Houston. We service the following areas on a regularly scheduled basis, so if you or anyone you know needs shredding in these areas, tell them to give us a call. They can call Courtney at 281-970-4400. The southern areas include La Porte, Channelview, Webster. We are also gaining new customers and adding service dates for The Woodlands, Spring, Katy, Sugar Land, Humble, Cypress, and Tomball. We don't raise our prices for fuel or distance to any of these areas, so for quality shredding at a great price, call The Shred Guy!