Why Kiosk Shredding?

Great question… simple answer. Kiosk Shredding’s Richard was a victim of identity theft. A thief’s acquisition of cell phones in the state of Montana utilizing a Social Security number left the Cincinnati native feeling bewildered and vulnerable. How could this happen? More importantly, can it be prevented from happening again?

Shredding became part of Richard’s daily regiment. But diligent shredding with a 1-5 page home shredder became an unbearable task. The heavy stream of junk mail with sales catalogues, solicitations and credit opportunities combined with those personal banking statements and transactions meant 3 hours of shredding a week.  Doesn’t seem like a lot of time, right? Well, it adds up. What 3 hours a week really means is 156 hours a year. That’s 7 full, 24-hour days of shredding; time better spent on vacation. In business hours, 156 hours equals 4 weeks a year. That is much, too much time to spend shredding.

So, Richard coordinated a solution for himself and the Cincinnati market:  The Self-Service Shredder™. Kiosk shredding has become a practical business partner for banks and retailers to give their customers, like Richard, a convenient way to destroy personal documents while doing everyday activities like banking and shopping. With emphasis on the convenience of protecting identities and Go Green Initiatives, Kiosk Shredding has evolved into a full service shredding company and a friend to the Cincinnati and surrounding communities.

Why Shred?

Document shredding has become a necessary burden for consumers and businesses alike. Today, the risks of not destroying paper or electronic documents with personal information means you potentially join the 9 million Americans who have their identities stolen each year. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make—or until a debt collector contacts you.

Identity theft is serious. While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record.  Some consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities, or be denied loans for education, housing or cars because of negative information on their credit reports.

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