RealTime Shredding Adds Two Colorado Locations

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The Self-Service Shredder helps business, individuals cut identity theft.

Businesses and residents along Colorado's Front Range can now quickly, conveniently and inexpensively shred documents and other materials they need to destroy at UPS Stores in Monument and the Denver Tech Center.

The Self-Service Shredder, developed by Colorado Springs-based RealTime Shredding, Inc., cross-cut shreds paper, cardboard, credit cards, paper clips, staples, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks. The industrial-strength shredder, featuring multiple control points for maximum safety, can shred up to 200 sheets of paper a minute. Individuals can bring in any material they would like to shred and do so at a cost of $1 per two-minute session at either location.

The service is a natural extension of the document services, packing, shipping and mailbox and postal services UPS Stores already offer, according to Mike Fye, owner of The UPS Store in Monument. Whether it's someone who is ready to clean out the basement and destroy 15 years' of old phone bills, or a business that needs to shred years' worth of old documents, "it's easy, inexpensive and makes good sense," says Fye.

At the same time, The Self-Service Shredder will help local businesses and individuals prevent identity theft, says Amanda Verrie, president of RealTime Shredding. Identity theft is now the fastest-growing crime in the United States, according to the National Crime Prevention Council. More than 9.3 million Americans were the victims of identity theft last year, resulting in losses to individuals, businesses and government of $52.6 billion. Businesses, she says, appreciate the ease of shredding with The Self-Service Shredder to help them comply with HIPAA and FACTA document destruction requirements. Ability to see the material shredded in real time eliminates worries about personal information being lost or stolen.

The UPS Store in Monument is located next to Safeway at 590 Highway 105. The Denver Tech Center UPS Store is at the Arapahoe Marketplace, 8547 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite J, in Greenwood Village.

RealTime Shredding, Inc. (http://www.realtimeshredding.com) develops and markets The Self-Service Shredder as the nation's first self-service shredding kiosk designed specifically for consumers and businesses. The Self-Service Shredder provides a fast, convenient, inexpensive way to shred documents and other materials that must be destroyed. Based in Colorado Springs, the woman-owned and -operated company offers multiple kiosk models and options, with purchase, revenue-sharing and lease plans available.

Contacts: Amanda Verrie, RealTime Shredding, Inc., 719-488-3655

Aimee Bennett, APR, Fagan Business Communications, 303-843-9840

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