The hard drive’s responsibility is to store information and every file you have saved into your computer is located on this component. This is where your computer remembers the settings and preferences for your programs and your operating system. Much of the information you have stored is likely entertainment, such as pictures, music, and videos. However, you may also have other important and personal data, such as passwords and financial information. If this information gets into the wrong hands through improper hard drive disposal, it can take years to recover and lead to identity theft. That’s why you should trust the best company for hard drive destruction in the Tri-State area and PA. Windsor E Recycling completes electronics recycling in all of New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut and Philadelphia.
Information That Could be on Your Computer
- Social security numbers
- Credit card numbers
- Bank Account numbers
- Email addresses
- Drivers licenses
- Passport numbers
- Phone numbers
- Email addresses
- Medical information
Identity Theft Statistics
According to lifelock.com, identity theft has been on the rise. In the year 2017 alone, 16.7 million people were victims to this crime with losses totaling roughly $16.8 billion. That’s no small potatoes! While stolen wallets and purses are currently the largest source of identity theft, information taken from old and stolen computers still makes up many cases. The information can also be used for employment-related, loan, phone and utilities, credit card, loan, bank, government benefits, and tax frauds. Using methods to “wipe” a computer will not effectively protect you against identity theft the way that Windsor E Recycling’s computer disposal in the Tri State and Philadelphia area can. While it may be extremely tempting to resell your old electronics, you should only do so to a trusted person that agrees to recycle after their own usage. Let our company for computer disposal in NYC, Philly, CT, and NJ give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
What Can Windsor E Recycling Do for You?
Data destruction provided by Windsor E Recycling can safely protect you from identity theft on your old devices by shredding hard drives. There is never a charge for this service. You can even get a certificate of destruction. We use the Certified DoD Hard Drive Shredder for hard drive destruction in the Tri State Area and Philadelphia. Every hard drive is then put through a shredder to grind the components into tiny particles that un-repairable.