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  • Dumpster Diving Called Billion Dollar Business

    Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 4, 2005

    Starting June 1, 2005 businesses now have to adhere to new Federal Trade Commission rules on destroying consumer records such as credit reports and financial data or face civil penalties.

    The idea is to prevent “Dumpster diving” — in which criminals look through trash and discarded business files to obtain personal information on customers.

    These rules apply to both large and small organizations and most anyone getting rid of an old computer.

    Identity thieves can ruin a person’s credit, clean out their bank accounts before the victim is even aware of the crime. The crime is not only extremely harmful to the victims, but is also difficult to for police to investigate.

    Phil Kuhlenbeck, owner of, a Computer Recycler and Data Destruction Company with locations nationwide, said, “This law affects most everyone, individuals and organizations of any size.”

    There are many commercially available programs that claim to wipe all the data of hard drives. Yet, during testing with commercially purchased “data recovery” software it is possible to see and undelete a large amount of files from free space that was supposed to have been wiped clean.

    “Kuhlenbeck went on to say, “everyone is at risk for having their identities stolen — and if it happens, serious consequences could result. It’s because this issue is so important that we are providing free instructions on how to remove data 100%.”

    Based in Austin, Texas Scrap It Out, LLC and are now the growing leader in computer recycling, data destruction and computer disposal technologies for organizations, businesses and government agencies of any size.

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