Paper shredders

@loujac3 (1189)
United States
November 13, 2006 1:47pm CST
Do you own one? Do you shred those credit applications that come in the mail? I have owned several shredders. I shred those applications because tearing them up isn't enough. I watched a clip that showed where people tape the torn ones back together and apply for credit. Anyone can go through your garbage and do the same and there goes your good credit rating! Lets hear your answers and if anyone has scammed on your credit.
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@mystikel (577)
• Australia
13 Nov 06
I shred anything that has my details, accounts, bills, address, application forms like the credit ones, receipts that I dont need, Atm receipts. My 7 year old loves using the shredder and once a week we sit and I work out what to be shredded and he shreds it.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
14 Nov 06
That is great! I think involving the children in family project is good. I miss not having kids around to do that. They have lives of their own now. One day your son will be able to understand why we need to protect our personal information. Thanks for the family tip!
• United States
13 Nov 06
$$$ - Money and credit
Yes, we own a paper shredder. Yes, we shred all the credit card applications, as well as loan offers to refinance the house, and any other "junk mail" that could be used by someone to commit fraud. We have been lucky to not have had any problems, but it is a growing concern. This type of crime is growing leaps and bounds in America, and we all need to be vigilant about our credit ratings. Great topic.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Goodevening and I had a great time at your place! Thanks for the reply!
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
13 Nov 06
We have owned one for several years and use it to shred a lot of papers. It never hurts to be over-cautious these days. There are so many people in the world who are looking at ripping people off, so it's better to be safe than sorry.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Where I live there is is a high incidence of identity theft. I worry the most about what goes in the community dumpster. Thak you for your reply!
• United States
13 Nov 06
We own one and use it very often. Anything with our name and address gets shredded. Its not safe to throw anything away that has anything of importance on it.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
14 Nov 06
So true! I always wonder if I missed something that I should have shredded. Thanks for your input!
@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
13 Nov 06
No, knock on wood, never been scammed like that. LOL my credit is shot right now, so they'd in for a rude awakening if they did steal my info. I do have a shredder, and I shred everything with our info on it.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Believe it or not, there are still companies out there that will give you credit. Keep shredding! Thank you for your answer!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I wold think that if I ripped it up in to 6 pieces, there is no way the credit agency would take the app. I do own a shedder, but it packed somewhere. I guess I should break it out. LOL
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
13 Nov 06
The show stated that people dig out the torn ones and tape them together and they were actually accepted. SCARY! Every man and woman for theirselves....pull that shredder out, girl! Thanks for your reply!
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
13 Nov 06
We own one but it doesn't always work. I've found a pair of scissors is much more reliable.
@loujac3 (1189)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Cut em small. Thanks for your reply!
@manmaxman (850)
• India
6 Feb 07
about shredders i dont have any knowlage i dont use it