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Specialty Labels Help Prevent Identity Theft

Posted on 3/19/2018 7:20:43 AM By ASC
  

When people discard empty prescription medicine bottles, they rarely consider the possibility that the information on the label could provide enough information to allow for identity theft. Removing the labels by hand so that they can be destroyed could be time-consuming, but the problem could be solved by using a label that’s designed to erase information rather than present it.

ZapStrips are 2” x 5” adhesive strips that cover the personal information printed on prescription medicine bottles.

However, the makers say that the strips do more than just cover up the information; they erase the ink that was used to print it too. When a thermally printed label is covered with a ZapStrip and then placed in a microwave oven for ten seconds, the ink is erased, foiling identity theft.