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Criminals will steal your information if you let them. Just one or two pieces of personal information left in an office recycling or trash bin is all that is required to steal an identity. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Identity theft — these two words strike a loud and lasting chord of fear at every insurance agency. Today, when the criminally intent are craftier than ever, it’s a must to take every precaution and that includes the secure destruction of paper documents and portable electronic devices at the end of their usefulness.

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