Your identity is a valuable commodity.
You need it to function in everyday life. You need evidence of who you are to open bank accounts, obtain credit cards, finance, loans and mortgages, to obtain goods or services, or to claim benefits. For that reason, you must take care when disposing of any document that contains personal details, to prevent others from fraudulently using your identity.
With identity fraud on the rise, it could happen to you in the near future. Never has it been more important to dispose of your personal documents in a responsible manner in order to reduce the risk of identity fraud.