Fellowes P-12C : A smarter way to keep your identity safe {#IDSafetySeason}

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With a new year beginning, I’m sure your mail box is filled with credit card offers, bank statements and what not. Crazily enough all someone needs to hack into your account or swipe your identity is your full name and that’s it. That’s why our family chose to invest in a document shredder a good number of months ago.

And yes, it was a Fellowes.

But after we were introduced to the Fellowes P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder, we couldn’t help but retire our older model for this more efficient, effective model!


Fellowes P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder

Fellowes P-12C Cross-Shredder : A smarter way to keep your identity safe 


The Fellowes P-12C Cross-Shredder houses a 4 gallon bin, allowing for larger amounts of paper to be shredded and collected at a given time.

Another time saver is the ability to shred 12 sheets of paper at a time.

The shredder’s sensors are also keen enough to pick up if the bin is not shut right, preventing shred explosions on the carpet (only I know how many times I’ve had to clean those up with our earlier shredder. Sigh!) and refuses to work if it senses a person’s finger close to the shredding opening. (I love, love, love the Safe Sense feature especially since my little man likes to help Dad with the shredding!!)


Fellowes P-12C Cross-Shredder


This mobile, compact machine on wheels can shred paper, CDs, DVDs, credit/debit cards and yes, those tiny but time-consuming to remove staples and paper clips!

And its Cross-Cut blades is said to shred a page into upto 309 shreds of paper, thereby making any possibility of piecing a document together practically impossible!


I know it’s easier to dump junk mail or statements into the trash can but taking a few minutes out each day to shred any documents/mail with your personal details on it, is definitely a task that is worth the effort.


I’d love to know, what steps you take to keep your identity safe.


  1. I could definitely use one of these. I’ve been shredding mine by hand lately. Ours recently broke. 🙁
    I like the cross-shredding feature!

  2. That’s awesome that it can shred cds and dvds! We had a cheap shredder before and it definitely didn’t do that.

  3. We also shred and we have a safe in our bedroom as well. We try to do what we can to keep our identity safe.

  4. I have always wanted a shredder like this, especially these days with all the identity theft out there…

  5. I have a shredder, but I never use it.. this is a great reminder why it’s important! I need to pull it out and have a shredding party!!

  6. we have this shredder too and love it. i especially love the safety feature with small children around.

  7. OMG, how awesome is that? There’s an option to shred cards? I need to get one, considering I do a lot of shredding. My shredder is outdated.

  8. We pretty much shred everything that has our name & address on it that comes through the door if we don’t need it. We also are very careful on where we give out information online.

  9. I have a Fellowes shredder similar to this one. Love it when I am in the mood to purge documents that I don’t need anymore.

  10. I don’t do enough to keep my identity safe. A shredder like this would be a huge step in the right direction…I’ll have to talk to my husband.

  11. We have this shredder and I love it, too! I like the fact that it saves energy when not in use. Because I always forget to turn it off on my own.

  12. Marina
    What a great tool! ID protection is so vital now more than ever and companies like Lifelockhave really emerged. But taking steps like utilizing the Fellowes P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder, is a great step in protecting yourself. Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed reading it.

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