There are about 2.8 billion credit cards in use globally and as everyone knows, credit card hold a great deal of information despite its small size. It is exactly for this reason that individuals and businesses alike need to take great care to protect the security of their credit cards, both before and after they have expired.
Once your old credit card has expired, there are a few different methods that you could choose to destroy this small but valuable piece of plastic; some are more secure than others so it’s essential to choose a secure method to avoid fraud and having your information stolen.
Your confidential information can also be at a higher risk of a data breach during certain times of the year such as the holiday period.
It can be difficult to know which methods of credit card destruction are best for the integrity and security of the information it holds. Here are a few ways to destroy old credit cards:
Although the credit card destruction options listed above might save time or money, a professional credit card shredder like Shred-it can offer many benefits in the long run including improved security and sustainability.
Your data could be at risk of falling into the wrong hands if you are not destroying your credit card securely. Utilising a professional credit card destruction service can help you out.
Shred-it implements best-in-class industry standards which starts with our secure chain of custody protocols. These security protocols include:
The security and integrity of your old credit cards and the information held on them are guaranteed to be destroyed effectively and securely with our Credit Card Destruction Service.
We utilise suitable industrial credit card shredders that help make sure your confidential data is unretrievable, unreadable, and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
We only work with trusted partners that will ensure to fully recycle your old credit cards, so you can be safe in the knowledge that our credit card shredder and card destruction service will not contribute to any ongoing waste issues.
No one wants to experience a data breach from improper credit card destruction. When criminals are looking to steal your data using more advanced methods and technology, it is now essential for you and your business to protect your confidential data. This includes data found on credit cards.
Shred-it helps business to improve their overall data security and can help you decrease the risk of a data breach occurring.