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What type of Shredder do you own?

In the past while working in law enforcement, I have had to recover information that had been shredded.  Fortunately, in this case they had used an inexpensive shredder   It merely cut the documents in long strips.  By removing it carefully from the bin, the pages came out with the strips mostly side by side.  The information was fairly easy to reconstruct.

If you already own a shredder that cuts in straight strips, mix the shredded paper up by hand before you throw it away.  This will make it harder to reconstruct.

The best type of shedder to buy is a crosscut shredder, which slices papers horizontally and vertically and turns your documents into small pieces, the smaller the better.  …

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