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The holidays may be coming to an end, but protecting your identity is something you should be vigilant about all throughout the year. This is something I make a point to stay on top of because it can affect so many areas of your life, such as your credit score, credit card balances, and bank account balances. I know over the holiday season I made many online purchases, but I felt comfortable in doing so because I trusted the merchants I bought from and I check our account daily to make sure no fraudulent charges are made. For added protection, I also receive alerts from a credit-monitoring company. Yet even still, if you’ve paid attention to the news recently, you know that a major retailer experienced a serious breach of security in their customer’s payment methods.
It’s no secret that identity thieves have some pretty unthinkable ways to steal a person’s identity. One way you can protect your sensitive documents at home is to use a paper shredder. The Fellowes P-12C paper shredder is a great way to make sure anything you throw away has been completely shredded. I’ve been using this shredder to shred junk mail, credit card applications, and anything else that I don’t want to end up in the wrong hands.
The Fellowes P-12C is perfect for anyone, from the finance-savvy mom to the paper ridden college student. This shredder is a serious workhorse, and includes:
⁃ Cross-Cut blades that destroy 12 sheets of paper into approximately 309 particles per sheet, making it extremely difficult to reassemble
⁃ SafeSense® technology which automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening
⁃ The ability to shred credit cards, paper clips, staples and junk mail for added convenience
I feel confident knowing that anything with sensitive information being thrown away in our home is no longer anything that can compromise my family’s identity. The P-12C can be purchased at Walmart Stores nationwide and at www.Walmart.com for a suggested retail price of $99.97.