Simple Steps to Protect Your Identity #IDSafetySeason

This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own.

After the holidays we are always left with piles of bills and receipts from all the December madness. It’s a new year and many people are working on getting better organized, cleaning out desks drawers and closets. It also happens to be tax season, so the amount of paperwork and receipts is further amplified. If you’re like me, you feel like you are swimming in paper work right now.

Identity thieves are sneaky, stealing credit card payments and other outgoing mail from private, curbside mailboxes. They even dig through garbage cans or communal dumpsters in search of anything from cancelled checks, credit card and bank statements, and preapproved credit card, mortgage and insurance offers.

Protect Your Identity with a Few Simple Steps

Take steps to opt out of all unsolicited credit card offers.

Switch to online banking and bill payment options, and suppress the paper copy of your bank statement and bills.

Destroy all offers for credit, and any documents which contain your personal information.

Shred old credit cards, as well as document which contain personal information. It’s critical that you stay safe this year by using a shredder to properly dispose of bills and protect your identity.

Simple Steps to Protect Your Identity with Fellowes 73Ci Shredder #IDSafetySeason

Fellowes Powershred 73Ci Shredder

The stylish 73Ci is features a sleek design and several advanced technologies such as:

⁃100% Jam Proof System that eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
⁃SafeSense® Technology which automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
⁃A proprietary Energy Savings System that maximizes shredder energy savings 100% of the time – both in use and out of use
⁃Capacitive touch screen controls
⁃Heavy-duty Cross-Cut blades that destroy 12 sheets of paper into 397 particles per sheet, making it extremely difficult to reassemble
⁃The 73Ci is available at office superstores and their online counterparts for a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Thanks to the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci Shredder, I am starting the new year feeling a lot safer.

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  1. says

    I need to be more careful about protecting my identity. I’ve been thinking about getting a shredding and the Fellowes brand seems really good. I like the SafeSense technology.

  2. says

    It makes me sick thinking of those horrible people who steal others’ identities. I cannot imagine not having a shredder to help protect my family.

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    These are great tips and since my old shredder broke I shall have to look into this one by Fellowes when choosing a new one.

  4. says

    We have the crappiest little shredder.
    It will handle 2 maybe 3 pieces of paper at a time.
    We need a new one for sure!
    The frustrating part is shredded paper can’t be recycled (strange right)
    So we shred ours and use it for fire starter :)

  5. saminder gumer says

    i try to shred all my documents just to be on the safe side. these are some great tips to help protect your identity and they should be taken seriously these days.

  6. says

    Having a shredder is really important. I absolutely hate when companies send things in the mail. I try to sign up for electronic mail at every chance I get. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Valerie Guerrero says

    these are great tips to know they can come real handy especially with all identity thefts that are going on in this world

  8. Sherri says

    I have been wanting a new shredder… that one looks perfect! I have been trying to find the info on how to opt out of credit card offers and haven’t had any luck yet

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