Phone And PDA Erasure
Your cellphone/PDA can often be a gateway to your confidential data. Discarded or donated cell phones and PDAs are a principle source of information for identity thieves. These items should not be viewed as trash but rather as archives of confidential data.
The majority of US recycling companies ship electronic waste or “e-waste” overseas. Identity thieves are able to buy and go through cell phones and PDAs with the intention of retrieving online passwords, saved emails, bank account information, and other confidential data.
GreenCitizen offers a cell phone and PDA erasure service that starts with each item being tracked down to the serial number*. Each device has its data removed in a process specific to that make and model to ensure complete information removal. Upon completion of this process, GreenCitizen will send you a certificate confirming the successful destruction of all data.
*Device must be able to power on.