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ABC Office February 2005 Paper Shredder Survey Results

In February 2005 we sent our customers, via e-mail, a survey regarding paper shredders. We wanted to find out how important paper shredders and personal ID security were to them. We also wanted to find out how many people were aware of the new law that will require (effective June 1) anyone who has one or more employees to destroy their personal information.

We will take this data, analyze it and look at new ways to inform our customers about the danger of ID theft. Feel free to look at the results of our paper shredder survey. We are certain that you will find the results of this survey to be both surprising and revealing. Contact one of our sales reps by phone (800-658-8788) or e-mail with any questions.


1. Have you ever been a victim of identity theft? Yes
22
No
189
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2. How important is it to you that businesses (and other organizations) destroy your personal information? Not Important
5
Somewhat Important
22
Mostly Important
23
Definitely Important
121
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3. Do you own or use a paper shredder? Yes
163
No
45
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4. How often do you use it? Occasionally
49
2-3 times a week
34
Every Day
88
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5. What do you typically shred (check all that apply)? Sensitive business documents
153
Personal information
155
Receipts
106
CD's
16
Floppy Disks
13
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6. Are you aware of the new law that will require (effective June 1) anyone who has one or more employees to destroy their personal information? Yes
29
No
181
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7. What type of shredder do you use (check all that apply)? Strip cut
91
Cross cut
86
CD/Disk Shredder
18
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8. What brand of shredder do you mainly use? Fellowes
50
GBC
9
Royal
10
HSM
1
Samsung
1
Brinks
3
Mobile
4
Executive Machines
2
Intimus
5
IPS
1
Tech Solutions
4
Destroyit
6
Secure Shred
2
Aurora
3
Xerox
3
Brothers
3
Identity Guard
1
Sentinel
1
Dahle
2
Staples
1
Privacy Guard
1
Achiever
1
Wilson Jones
1
IBM
1
HP
1
Follers
1
Sharp
1
Cummins
1
   
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9. How satisfied are you with its performance? Not Satisfied Somewhat Mostly Definitely
Fellows 2 11 19 18
Destroyit       6
Intimus   1 2 2
GBC   1 4 4
Dahle   1   1
Royal   3 4 2
Samsung       1
Brinks     1 2
HSM 1      
Mobile       4
Aurora       3
Secure Shred     1 1
IPS     1  
Executive Machines   1   1
Xerox   1 1 1
Brothers     2 1
Tech Solutions     3 1
Identity Guard     3 1
Sentinel     1  
Staples     1  
Privacy Guard       1
Achiever     1  
Wilson Jones   1    
IBM       1
HP     1  
Follers     1  
Sharp     1  
Cummins     1  
Other 3 12 24 13

Totals

6 32 69 64
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10. How large is your organization? Small business
123
Medium-sized business
26
Large business
12
Government
13
Residence
23
School
2
Other
5
     
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