ShredStation(TM) Announces New Online Tool for Consumers to Assess Personal ID Theft Risk: "My ID Theft Risk" Assigns Personal Score and Provides Recommendations for Consumers to Better Protect Their Private Information

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ShredStation, Inc., a leader in residential and small business document and data destruction and recycling, has unveiled a new online tool for consumers to better understand the behaviors that put them at risk of becoming an identity theft victim.

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It's great to see that people are finally paying attention, but the crime keeps growing because people fail to take a close look at their personal information management behaviors -many of which are putting people at serious risk.

    "My ID Theft Risk" is an online survey that asks the participant a variety of questions that pertain to the management of sensitive information. The survey provides questions pertaining to the management of mail, trash, document destruction, online shopping, financial record management and a variety of other information management behaviors. Consumers can visit http://www.myidtheftrisk.com to take the survey.

"ID theft is growing at an alarming rate and is always in the news, in fact it is such an issue that the U.S. Post Office just sent information about it to every single household in the country," said Al Villamil, President of ShredStation, Inc. "It's great to see that people are finally paying attention, but the crime keeps growing because people fail to take a close look at their personal information management behaviors -many of which are putting people at serious risk."

He continues, "We developed this risk calculator so we could shift people's attention more toward prevention, not just knowing how to respond once it's already happened. This is a 5 minute survey that can help people save countless hours of aggravation."

The launch of http://www.myidtheftrisk.com coincides with the 10th annual National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-8, 2008, a joint venture between the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Committee and other consumer advocacy groups. The week is designed to educate consumers about the variety of ways to protect themselves, especially from identity theft.

After consumers have completed the online survey, a score will be automatically generated based on the participant's responses to the yes/no questions. Participants may then print out the consumer protection tips. The survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

About ShredStation, Inc.

Founded in 2005, ShredStation is a Mt. Laurel, NJ based leader in small business and consumer level secure document and data destruction and consultant to businesses trying to comply with privacy and information management legislation. ShredStation provides a variety of secure, convenient and affordable services to meet the document destruction needs of consumers -regardless of the amount of material a customer needs to destroy. ShredStation recycles 100 percent of all destroyed material. For more information please visit http://www.shredstation.com.

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