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Jan 17, 2009

Want to Reduce Risk? Shred It!

Research shows that more than 9.9 million Americans were victims of identity theft, a crime that cost them roughly $5 billion. One way we reduce our risk is by shredding documents that contain personal information. At a cost of $100.00 or less, you can significantly reduce your exposure to identity theft.

Frank Abagnale, a secure document consultant for Abagnale and Associates, recommends a crosscut shredder. These shredders cost a little more, but offer much more security. Mr. Abagnale states it would take about eight hours to put a document ran through a crosscut shredder back together. (Rest assured, Frank Abagnale knows what he is talking about. Ever hear of the movie: Catch Me if You Can?)

Catch Me If You Can (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)

As mail or other documents containing personal information arrive we place them in a bin that is designated for the shredder. This allows us to incorporate the shredding process in with our free time.

We have placed a link to an example of a crosscut shredder at the bottom of this article.

Aurora 6-Sheet Crosscut/Credit Card Shredder with Metal Mesh Basket

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