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Rise in Identity Theft Prompts Company Expansion to Protect Local Businesses

Shred Instead Partners with Kim and Manly Boyd of Bassett Office Supply to provide On-site Shredding Services to Southern Virginia and North Carolina


COLUMBIA, Maryland (January 8, 2013) – The rise in identity theft and fraud has led to a company expansion in an effort to protect local businesses.

Shred Instead, a secure document destruction and paper shredding company based in Columbia, Maryland, will partner with Kim and Manly Boyd of Basset Office Supply expanding operations to include secure, on-site shredding services to Southern Virginia and North Carolina.

Privacy legislation requires companies to protect the information of their employees and clients. Businesses must comply with state and federal laws, including The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), to limit information sharing and protect public and private records.

Kim and Manly Boyd of Bassett Office Supply have invested in Shred Instead to better serve their customers; offering on-site shredding services that will positively impact office security.

Boyd states, “Identity theft poses a great threat to our customers, and we are excited to be able to provide them with not only information on business identity theft, but also a proactive solution to reduce their risk.”

Shred Instead currently provides paper shredding services throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. With a local office opening on January 7th, 2013 in Martinsville, Virginia, the company will additionally offer services throughout Southern Virginia and North Carolina.

Chris Chapman, owner of Shred Instead, states, “As new security threats continue to emerge, organizations are increasingly vulnerable to fraud in new and often surprising ways. By partnering with the Boyd’s and offering shredding services in this region, Shred Instead looks forward to equipping businesses with tighter security protocols that reduce risk of identity theft and fraud.”

To inquire about secure document destruction and the service territories within each state, visit the Shred Instead website at