Identity fraud is a horrific thing to go through and can happen quite easily while traveling – especially when you are traveling with a family. We recently put together some tips on how to prevent identity theft while on vacation, however Fellowes Canada wants to help out even more.
In 2011, 17,008 Canadians – 46 people a day – reported they were a victim of identity fraud. That is a scary number! In lieu of this discovery, Fellowes has created a Facebook page dedicated to identity theft. Here you will find a forum to post your comments, ask questions about identity theft as well as helpful tips, incentives and more ideas on how to keep your information safe.
You may think of a shredder as a large piece of office machinery, when that is not the case at all. We received the Powershred 69cb shredder which has become a lifesaver for our household. It is child-proof too so no worries about little kids sticking their fingers inside. After a couple of my credit cards expired, I was able to shred them easily with this baby. Impressive!
At the beginning of 2013, Fellowes joined forces with Protection Power, a leading Canadian provider of personal information protection. The partnership will offer proactive identity monitoring, insurance and support and is set to run just in time for the 2013 tax season and Fraud Awareness Month in March.
For a complete list of must-shred documents, and more helpful identity theft prevention help, visit the Fellowes Canada Facebook page.
*This post is sponsored by Fellowes Canada*