Always dispose of sensitive or confidential documents properly.
Identity and information thieves will often go through the trash, called dumpster diving, to find confidential or sensitive information that has not been properly disposed of. Always dispose of these documents by shredding them or otherwise destroying them. Keep in mind that copies of sensitive documents will also need to be shredded or destroyed to protect workplace data. Thieves may also look for discarded USB drives, CDs and other physical media, which should also be properly destroyed before being discarded.