Fellowes P-12C Paper Shredder

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
March 31, 2011

It’s that time of year again!  People all over the country are performing that unpleasant task of preparing taxes!  As we undertake this tedious annual chore, many of us may discard sensitive and confidential paperwork, such as credit card receipts, old bills, paycheck stubs, bank and investment statements, prescriptions, outdated medical records, and government documents in our trash.  As we sort through these documents to prepare our taxes, we find ourselves with the opportunity to do a thorough clean up of our files and paperwork pile-ups.

Whether you work from home or simply have a home office, you probably collect a large amount of personal information that may be connected to the tax season.  With all of these personal documents, it’s important to take special care and properly discard the items.  Fellowes can help you lower your risk of identity theft this tax season and throughout the year.

The Fellowes P-12C Paper Shredder is awesome!  It can destroy CDs, credit cards and staples, and shred your important documents into nearly 399 pieces with Cross-Cut technology.  While Fellowes makes it a priority to keep your information safe, Fellowes’ shredders also feature a patented SafeSense technology, which features an electronic sensor that stops the machine when hands come too close to the opening.

The Fellowes P-12C Paper Shredded is available at Target and Target.com, retailing for $89.99.  Pick one up today and keep your identity and personal information safe!

Here are some safety tips that Fellowes has developed to help you protect your family from identity theft, both during the tax season and throughout the year:

– Update personal computers with firewalls and security software, including antivirus programs.

– Contact the IRS (800-829-1040) if you do not receive W-2 forms and other sensitive information by February 15, as this may indicate that an identity thief intercepted such documents.

–  Send tax returns from a locked mailbox/post office to ensure thieves cannot get to it before the postal service.

– If sending in tax forms via post mail, make sure all forms, identification documents and enclosed checks are not visible from the outside.  Try wrapping everything in an extra sheet of paper to disguise its contents.

– Keep tax paperwork and other documents in a safe and accessible place, such as a fireproof box.

– After filling taxes, shred any backup documents with a Cross-Cut paper shredder, like Fellowes’ P-12C, which is essential because it shreds a single sheet of paper into hundreds of tiny particles to ensure confidential information is destroyed beyond recognition.


The Fellowes P-12C Paper Shredder is a quick and efficient way to discard paperwork with person information on it in an effort to protect one’s identity.  I like that it has the sensor that will stop the machine if one’s hand comes too close to the opening.  I also like that it will shred documents into nearly 399 pieces with the cross-cut technology.  A big thanks to Fellowes and Mom Central for this review opportunity!

I wrote this review while participating in a Mom Central Consulting blog tour on behalf of Fellowes.  I received a Fellowes paper shredder to facilitate my review.

About Has 4151 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.