Your trash can be an identity thief’s treasure. The majority of identity theft occurs through paper documents. Shredding your important personal data and documents is the best way to safeguard your identity.
What and when should you shred?
Always shred documents with your personal data, never throw it away in the garbage.
Tax season is an identity thief’s best time to steal your personal information. Safeguard information you need to keep and shred the rest of the documents used to prepare your taxes. After 7 years, it is safe to shred your tax returns, W-2s, 1099s, and bank statements. Shred your monthly and quarterly statements once you receive your annual statements for investment statements. It is good to shred your pay stubs every three months unless you plan to apply for a mortgage – they are an identity thief’s dream with all of your identity information.
Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder Review
With so many documents during tax season and all year long, you’ll want a shredder you can count on like the Fellowes 73Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder. This shredder is amazing and unlike anything on the market, it is made to automatically sense and respond to your behavior for the best performance and your safety.
Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder Video Review
The Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder can power through anything including paper clips, credit cards, CDs and stacks of paper up to 12 at a time. Plus, it powers through up to 10 minutes at a time of shredding! It isn’t going to take you forever to get through your shredding anymore, so you’ll be more likely to shred what you need to every time.
Face it, over 12 million people were victims to identity theft last year. We have to do all we can to protect ourselves. You want a shredder that is going to do the job right too. The Fellowes 73Ci utilizes heavy-duty cross-cut blades that destroys every piece of paper into 397 particles! This makes it nearly impossible for any identity thief to piece together!
I absolutely love the SafeSense Technology that is built into the Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder. If you get your hands and fingers too close to the opening, it will stop. This is so important if you are going to be using this at home where curious little fingers could easily find their way to a shredder.
If you have too much paper, the touch screen will light up to alert you to not put too much in. If you do, it will stop instead of jamming! Just touch the back arrow button to release the paper.
Say “Goodbye to paper jams” with this shredder. I didn’t have one paper jam while reviewing it. It also comes with an Energy Savings System and the ability to turn it on and off with a switch – for added safety around kids.
The Fellowes 73Ci PowerShredder is larger than a table-top shredder and can hold 6 gallons worth of shredded paper at a time. It is on wheels, so it makes it easy to place under a desk and roll out only when needed. It is a very durable unit that will take care of your shredding needs at home, your personal office, or small business for a long time to come.
Buy the Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder
You can buy the Fellowes 73Ci Cross-Cut PowerShredder at office superstores a suggested retail price of $199.99 and on Amazon.com.
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