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Why You Should Destroy Your Old Cell Phone

To Protect Your Identity

Various models of obsolete cell phonesToday, our lives are stored on our cell phones. From banking and credit card information to social media accounts, emails and other personal information, our phones and other mobile devices hold so much information that can pose a risk for ID theft if compromised. When upgrading to a new device, it’s imperative that your old one is completely destroyed to safeguard against the danger of hackers accessing all your personal data. And while many people think they have deleted all their information from an old phone or tablet, the reality is that is not the case–and even the smallest bit of information left can be all that an ID thief needs to steal your identity. Take a look:

Why You Should Destroy Your Old Phone and/or Mobile Device

In addition to the risk of losing personal information that can lead to ID theft, fraud and financial losses, not destroying old cell phones and devices can cause other security issues.

Tracking/spying by hackers

Certain software/apps give hackers the ability to track your location and spy on you. This can not only lead to ID theft and fraud, but can put you in physical danger if the hacker has mal intent.

Data Theft

Resetting your old device is just not enough to ensure that all of your personal information has been deleted. The smallest amount of information is just enough for a savvy thief to steal your credit card, banking, email or other data.

Hacking into personal accounts

While mobile technology gives us the convenience of doing everything on our phones, including shopping, paying bills, communicating via email, text and social media, this same technology leaves us open to fraud, scams and theft. It’s crucial that your old devices are permanently destroyed once you upgrade to protect yourself from the many risks of information theft.

Destroying your old phone and any other devices that you no longer need is a key way to ensure your confidential information does not fall into the wrong hands. All Points Mobile Shredding provides secure shredding and destruction of hard drives, cell phones and other devices. We are a family-owned and operated company in Stuart, Florida serving Florida customers from Broward County all the way to Okeechobee County. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to learn more.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Mobile Shredding. All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated on-site document destruction company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.

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