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23 February 2011

Spring Cleaning: How To Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Fellowes Review

Many of us feel the urge to freshen up our lives and take part in spring cleaning rituals. While shaking out the rugs and washing the windows may come to mind first, cleaning out and organizing your home office are also key spring cleaning practices. 

Fellowes has created a cutting-edge shredder that features enhanced technology to protect you from identity theft, one of the country's fastest growing crimes, and also includes safety features thatprotect children and pets from injury. 

The Fellowes P-12C paper shredder is a durable, innovative and affordablemachine. With Fellowes’ industry-leading technologies, the P-12C provides high-security and is safe for family environments
* To ensure high-security against identity thieves, the P-12C features Cross-Cut technology, which destroys a single sheet of paper into nearly 399 particles. 

* The P-12C also includes Fellowes’ patentedSafeSense technology, which disables the shredder when it senses hands or large pets come too close to the paper opening.

* The P-12C can also shred staples, credit cards and paper clips to help speed up your spring cleaning process.

* Its slim profile design allows the P-12C to fit in any office environment, including under desks or in kitchens and other rooms.
The P-12C has a suggested retail price of $89.99 and is available at TargetStores nationwide.
Spring Cleaning Tips to Protect from Identity Theft
The Identity Theft Resource Center recommends their
Top 5 Tips for spring cleaning the home office:
Begin with the Basics: Sort through the piles of paperwork on your desk and in your office drawers.  Place them into two categories: ‘save’ and ‘shred.’
Proper Storage: Organize the "save" pile into labeled folders and be sure to put anything confidential into a fire-proof lock box.  The "shred" pile should be properly disposed of with a Cross-Cut shredder, such as a Fellowes P-12C
Cross-Cut technology is an important feature for a shredder because it provides high security, destroying confidential information into unidentifiable pieces.  Equally important are enhanced safety features, such as Fellowes' SafeSense technology, which shuts the machine down when hands come too close to the paper opening, which is so important if you have children.
Get a Digital Makeover: Refresh your home office computer by deleting files you no longer use and backing-up important data onto an external hard drive.  Clean out your inbox and change all passwords.  Refreshing your computer is a good practice to follow throughout the year as well.
Make Life Easier: Plan ahead by purchasing organizational tools for your desk, such as computer risers or file folder holders.  This will help clear clutter from your desk top while keeping things within arms reach.
Freshen Up: Get rid of dust and germs that easily build up on office equipment such as keyboards, telephones and cabinets.  You'll feel instantly more productive with a clean workspace.

This was written for O2O Network. No money exchanged hands, no compensation was received. By posting this I am entered into a giveaway for a chance to win a shredder.

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