The Importance of a Shredder

A Shredder Can Help Protect You from Identity Theft

If you don’t own a shredder, you should probably think about investing in one straight away. Not only are shredders practical and convenient, but they can help protect you from your worst nightmare -- identity theft.

Why A Shredder Is Important

Let’s say you’re clearing out your files and it’s time for you to start throwing away some credit card and bank statements. You simply throw them into a plastic garbage bag and on the night before garbage day, you leave the bag at the curb for the garbage men to pick up in the morning. No problem right? Wrong.

Now let’s say there are identity thieves working your neighborhood. They see your plastic garbage bag at the end of the curb and they start digging through it. They come across not only your credit card statements, but your bank statements as well. Now these thieves know where you bank, how much money you have in your account, your credit card numbers, etc. The situation has just turned pretty ugly. So what can you do?

A Shredder Is the Answer

By shredding your credit card statements and your bank statements prior to disposing of them, you’ll be protecting your financial security and your identity. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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