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April 25, 2016

Protect Your Miami Business: 3 Facts about Identity Theft

Across the city of Miami, the state of Florida, and all over the United States, identity theft is a growing concern. As a business owner, identity theft can do major damage to you, your staff and customers. Benefit losses, credit issues, legal problems and financial losses, are a few of the issues that may affect your business, if you experience identity theft. To help protect yourself and your Miami business, here are 3 facts you should know about.Florida is the Top State for Identity Theft
According to reports, as of March 2016, Florida is the number one state for identity theft complaints. In 2015, South Florida – Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were placed as the highest for large metropolitan areas when it comes to identity theft complaints, and the areas ranks for 25th for fraud complaints for large metro areas. In addition, there were more than 185 thousand identity theft complaints in the sunshine state back in 2014.Identity Theft Happens Every Two Seconds
Believe it or not, someone in the United States falls victim to identity theft every two seconds. Moreover, data breaches are the greatest risk for identity fraud, with more than 11 million records exposed in the U.S. so far this year.Medical Identity Theft is Growing
According to medidfraud,org, medical identity theft has increased by 125 percent over the past few years. Signs of medical identity theft include a bill for medical services you never received, or a notification that your health benefits have reached their maximum limit.In order to protect your Miami business, you do have some options such as proper shredding by professionals, use strong passwords for your computer programs, and by installing anti-malware software. For more details on how PROSHRED® can help your business avoid identity theft, call us at 945-507-0211.

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