This post was created in partnership with Fellowes. All opinions are my own.
According to Javelin Strategy & Research, there was one incident of identity fraud every three seconds in 2012. That’s a pretty substantial number. These criminals are even going after the identities of children. Working in the school system we have many documents which contain student information from student test scores, id numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and so on. It is very important to make sure that paperwork is disposed of properly.
Since it is a requirement at my school to shred any document with a student’s name on it I decided to team up with Fellowes and review their Powershred 73Ci. On the box it reads, “The World’s Toughest Shedders.” I would like to add the safest shredder as well. I have had my fair share of shredders in my classroom and I am very impressed by the Powershred 73Ci. Not only does it cut the paper vertically, but it also shreds it horizontally, which destroys up to 12 sheets of paper into 397 particles.
You can be confident that your information will be properly disposed of with this shredder. It is also jam proof! If you put too many papers in the shredder it will not shred. What a relief because the last shredder I had did not have this capability and I had to throw it away for that reason.
Another great feature is that it stops when a hand or finger touches the paper opening, so you do not have to worry about the little ones when you are shredding. I also liked the pullout waste bin, which means you do not have to lift the heavy top of the shredder to dump out the papers. This shredder not only helps to protect the identity of myself and my students from getting into the wrong hands, but it helps to keep my office clean. Instead of having paperwork stack up on my desk waiting to be shredded I now can shred it right away with the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci.
Overall I was very impressed with the quality and the safety features and I know that my students information will be safe from identity thieves. Speaking of #IDSafetySeason, check out this helpful infographic below for more tips.
Maximize your security this year with the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci, available at office superstores and online at amazon.com. It’s easy to use, convenient, and offers advanced technologies with a sleek design. It’s exactly what you need to protect your identity.