ID theft is a serious concern for many due to the rise in online crime.
As more of your information is easily accessible, the chances of having your ID stolen go up. To lower your chances, you need to make sure that you take any chances of theft away from people who want to take your identity.
Part of this is shredding your hard drive before donating a computer. You need to keep in mind that your information can be accessed on hard drives even after it is wiped. While services may claim that they can clean it completely, you should not take the risks. With someone who knows what they are doing, retrieving deleted information is not that difficult.
When you are considering donating a computer, you are likely not considering the risks that you are taking. When someone else gets their hands on your used computer, they are going to have all of the information that you put into it. They can access nearly anything that they can get their hands on, a task that is all too easy for many talented people. People who use their computer for online payments and purchases, like much of today’s society, are putting their financial information at risk. Hard drive destruction ensures that you are not going to put your information in the hands of a criminal.
Do not overlook this service simply because a hard drive wipe is offered. While wipes might remove information from the user’s view that does not mean that all information is removed entirely. For someone who knows computers and how to dig out files, it is not going to take long to recover what was lost. This includes any information that you had saved, like your bank information. By taking the risk, you are going to put yourself in a position where you may lose a lot of money to criminals.
ID theft is all too common and much too dangerous. If you want to avoid losing your identity and money to someone with the ability to retrieve any and all information left behind, you need to destroy the hard drive. E-Waste Security provides on sight hard drive destruction. Someone will go to your home or office and make sure that the hard drive is not putting anything or anyone at risk. The services are complete and reliable, and you can breathe a little easier once everything is done.