Invest In A Home Shredder And Protect Yourself
With identity theft on the rise, one of the easiest ways to help protect yourself and your personal information is to invest in a paper shredder for your home. You can purchase a high-quality, cross-cut shredder for around $50-$75 at most home improvement or office stores.
Instead of throwing away old receipts, credit card pre-approvals, old billing statements and paper items that might have sensitive information on them, send them through the shredder before throwing them away.
A study conducted by Javelin found 11.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2009. Often criminals will resort to “dumpster diving” – digging though a person’s trash to find items that have readable personal information – to steal identities.
Purchasing a shredder for your home will help provide you with the peace of mind, knowing that you have taken steps to prevent thieves from stealing your identity.