Monday, February 28, 2011

Giveaway: Fellowes Cross Cut Shredder worth $130!

New at Money Saving Madness:

Fellowes Cross Cut Shredder
$130 Value - Ends 3/5

All families face the threat of identity theft—especially during tax season. Government documents, medical bills and store receipts all contain sensitive information that can lead to this costly crime. From sifting through the trash to checking mail boxes, identity thieves have elaborate methods of stealing information from homes. The best way to keep these criminals from obtaining your personal information is by shredding confidential paper documents after use.

Fellowes DS-1200Cs is a great tool for preventing identity theft in a family- and pet-filled home. It features SafeSense technology, which automatically disables the shredder when hands or pets come too close to the paper entry. It also offers Cross-Cut technology, shredding a single sheet of paper into hundreds of tiny particles to ensure confidential documents get destroyed beyond recognition.

Fellowes recommends the following tips to help you protect your family from identity thieves, both during tax season and throughout the year, including:

  1. Update personal computers with firewalls and security software, including antivirus programs.
  2. Contact the IRS (800-829-1040) if you do not receive W-2 forms and other sensitive information by February 15, as this may indicate that an identity thief intercepted such documents.
  3. Send tax returns from a locked mailbox/post office to ensure thieves cannot get to it before the postal service.
  4. After filing taxes, shred any backup documents with a Cross-Cut paper shredder like the Fellowes DS-1200Cs.
Fellowes recently sent me the DS-1200Cs to try out and I was seriously impressed.  Embarrasingly, I had over 11 years of documents and bills that needed to be destroyed.  My sons and I went to work and gave this shredder a true test.  The shredder took on my paper pile with fury!  My boys had great fun with this and I love the safety feature of this machine!

The Fellowes DS-1200Cs has these great features:
· Features patented SafeSense® technology, which stops the machine immediately when hands or large pets come too close to the paper opening

· Offers Cross-Cut technology, which destroys a single piece of paper into 399 particles
· The DS-1200Cs has the ability to shred CDs, DVDs, credit cards and staples
· Is available at Office Depot and for $129.99

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