Uploaded on May 28, 2011
5.30.11 (LAS CRUCES) -- According to the Federal Trade Commission, last year New Mexico was the seventh worst state in the country for identity theft, with 2,000 cases reported in 2010. However, one company in Las Cruces is helping people and business stay safe from identity crimes.
Good economy or bad economy business is great for Rick Jackson CEO of American Document Services in Las Cruces.
Jackson says, "Things are booming, and I can't think of another way to say it. Even during the recession time when people where not having a lot of success with business we continued to grow."
In fact, Jackson says in the 9 years he's been in business his company has grown every year between 23 and 52 percent.
American Document Services manages records dating back all the way to the 18-hundreds for hospitals, banks, lawyers, the government, schools, and other business.
They now store more than 125-thousand boxes, but Jackson explains retrieving a file is no sweet.
Jackson says, "We can find any request on record if we have the proper information in less than four minutes."
Jason Jackson COO of the company says they're getting so busy they even had to hire more employees to keep up, and now have a staff of 18 people.
Jason Jackson says, "Feels pretty good to be able to give somebody a job."
In addition to all the document management, according to Rick Jackson, more people are walking in to shred their documents in order to protect their identities.
Jackson explains, "If you question it shred it, if you even think that somebody can get your information off of it, just shred it. Anything that has a date of birth an address, your name, especially a social security number that is the most protected item that you should protect right now."
Jackson contends they're shredding between 500 and 1000 pounds of paper a day from people walking in with documents.
And he says he loves what he does because says he feels he's helping people in Las Cruces maintain their identities.
Reported by: I'm Jared Andersen.
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